Can't question electoral process over loss of few parties: BJP

| Updated: Apr 14, 2017 12:02 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 14 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday slammed the opposition parties for doubting the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and said that because few political parties are losing we cannot dub the entire electoral process as wrong and the equipment as bad. BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said that raising questions against the democratic process without enough evidence is not in the greater interest of the democracy. "Beneficiaries of the democratic process, those who participate in the democratic process they need to bear in mind that raising allegations against the process or the conduct of elections is not in the larger interest of the democracy without substance," Kohli told ANI. "With regard to EVMs they are far improvement over the paper ballots and the kind of days of rigging which we have seen. Just because of set of political parties are losing and people do not wish to vote for them does not mean the process is incorrect or the equipment being used for the conduct of elections is bad," he added. The Election Commission has issued a challenge to all political parties to prove that the EVMs can be tampered with. This came after the Congress, Left, AAP and others claimed that the EVMs were tampered with to favour the BJP. (ANI)

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