Kejriwal crying foul over EVMs fearing failure: BJP

| Updated: Apr 24, 2017 11:50 IST

New Delhi, [India], Apr 24 (ANI): Rubbishing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's allegation of EVM tampering during the MCD polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said the former is making such remarks out of the fear of failure, adding that he should introspect on his government's performance instead. "Arvind Kejriwal should not complain about EVM malfunctioning anymore and focus on his work. People talk like this when they know that they are going to face failure. I would suggest that he should introspect on his work," BJP leader Maheish Giri told ANI. Echoing the same, BJP leader R.P. Singh said that Kejriwal is making a hue and cry over the EVM because he knows that the people's mandate is not with him. "He has been making a hue and cry over machine malfunctioning for a very long time and he also got his answer from the Supreme Court and High Court and Election Commission. People's mandate is not with Kejriwal that is why he making this excuse. He will blame EVM machine tampering for his failure in every elections," Singh told ANI. As Delhi witnessed the polling for the municipal elections yesterday, Kejriwal raised concerns about the reliability of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). "Reports from all over Delhi of EVM malfunction, people wid voter slips not allowed to vote. What is SEC doing?" Kejriwal tweeted. Delhi voted on Sunday to elect three wings of the municipal corporation. It can be noted that it is first time in the MCD elections the None Of The Above (NOTA) option has been made available and the elections is being held after the latest delimitation exercise that restructured the civic wards. The final tally of votes came in just before Sunday midnight, as a ward in south Delhi witnessed "extremely brisk voting" late in the evening. A senior State Election Commission official said that the final vote percentage was 53.58. As many as 71,39,994 votes were polled in a contest that had the BJP, the Congress and the AAP engaged in a fierce battle. (ANI)