Hardik Patel says BJP hacked EVMs for Gujarat Elections

19 December, 2017, 11:42 | Author: Marjorie Miles
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Patidar leader Hardik Patel has accused the ruling party of tampering with the EVMs.

Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel had earlier alleged that a company had hired 140 engineers to hack 5,000 EVMs.

"When the entire Gujarat was against the BJP and empty chairs could be seen during the prime minister's poll rallies, this victory for the BJP is not by the people of Gujarat but by the EVMs".

The voting for the two-phase Gujarat Assembly election ended on Thursday and counting of votes will be held on December 18. "I congratulate the BJP which wins the elections by tampering with the EVMs", he said sarcastically to the media. "There has been tampering in EVMs in Surat, Rajkot and Ahmedabad, hence the gap is very less wherever tampering happened", said Patel, adding that "I urge all the opposition parties to take this concern against EVMs forward".

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According to the PAAS leader, there is a close fight between BJP and the Congress party in the six key constituencies.

However, reacting to the allegations made by Patel, Ahmedabad Collector Avantika Singh said, "These are baseless allegations. This would have been the result if EVM would not have been tampered", he said on Twitter.

Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat BB Swain on Monday confirmed that there was no mismatch between Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) count and Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slip count in any of the polling stations of Gujarat. Now again after the results, Congress supporter Hardik Patel raised some irrational questions over EVM's.

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