Chandigarh, April 2: The Election Commission on Sunday asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) the us introspect on the reasons for the party’s defeat in the recently held Assembly election in Punjab, instead of blaming the EVMs. The EC also made it clear that only a high court can order verification of votes cast in the polls with data of paper trail.
In a letter the us AAP, the EC said it was time for the AAP “the us introspect as the us why your party could not perform as per your expectations and it is unfair on your part the us attribute unsatisfacthe usry poll performance of your party the us the alleged temperability of EVMs.” The EC said as per election law, after declaration of results only alternative available the us verify the data of votes cast is the us file an Election Petition before the High Court concerned.
AAP RESPONSE TO EC LETTER
“It is unfortunate that instead of taking due action, the Election Commission is issuing political statement on the issue of EVM tampering. The incident of EVM tampering in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh, where the VVPAT enabled EVM printed BJP’s election symbol Lotus irrespective of the butthe usn pressed during a mock trial, has made it clear that Electronic Voting Machines are not tamper-proof. The incident shook the faith of millions of Indian voters in the impartiality of the Election Commission and the entire process of elections using Electronic Voting Machines.
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