AAP opposes use of Rajasthan EVMs in Delhi’s civic polls

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New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday met the State Election Commissioner over the EVMs issue and said his Aam Aadmi Party will oppose the use of “faulty” EVMs from Rajasthan in the April 23 municipal elections here.

An AAP delegation led by Sisodia submitted a memorandum to the State Election Commission on the matter.

Citing media reports, Sisodia said around 18 EVMs were found malfunctioning in Dhaulpur (Rajasthan) assembly bypoll, wherein votes went in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party even when different buttons were pressed.

“If such faulty EVMs from Rajasthan are planned to be used in the Delhi municipal corporation elections, the AAP will not let it happen,” Sisodia told reporters here.

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“It is a very serious matter and is like murdering democracy,” he said.

Sisodia, who was accompanied by AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha, Dilip Pandey, and Alka Lamba, also questioned the Election Commission on the compulsion for importing what he said were faulty EVMs from Rajasthan even though Delhi had adequate number of next generation EVMs.

The results of elections for North, East and South Delhi Municipal Corporations will be announced on April 26.

–IANS

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