Delhi municipal polls to be held on Apr. 22

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 14 (ANI): Delhi Municipal Corporation elections will be held on April 22 and counting for the same will be held on April 25. Meanwhile, State Election Commissioner S.K. Srivastava said that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) would be used in the upcoming municipal corporation elections in Delhi. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to the Election Commission not to use EVMs and rather conduct the polling through ballot system. This comes following allegations from few politicians that the EVMs could be tampered with. After the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results on March 11, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati had accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of tampering with the EVMs and demanded a fresh poll through ballot papers. Mayawati also said that she would write to the Election Commission to conduct fresh polls in the state. The poll panel has started sending requisitions to various departments of Central and state governments including civic bodies to spare their employees for the same. (ANI)