New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The AAP has said it was “not right” to make fun of the party whenever it raises questions on EVMs as other political parties also have been raising their concerns over the issue.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh said the party has legitimate concerns over the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and the Election Commission needs to address them.
“Nearly 18 political parties of the country, including the Congress, CPI, BSP, have raised doubts over EVMs and the High Court of Uttarakhand has also ordered to seize the EVMs, then why is it that the AAP is being made fun of,” Singh said.
The AAP leader’s remarks came after over four-hour long meeting of the party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC) at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on late Thursday night.
He said the Election Commission should work towards solving the problems related to the EVMs.
Singh also said that “everything was fine” within the party and denied possibility of any reshuffle in the Delhi government.
He, however, said organisational improvement was needed in the AAP and the party would work towards it.
Singh said that the party would work towards “making necessary changes” on structural and booth levels.
The PAC meeting was organised to “introspect” and analyse the AAP’s defeat in the Delhi municipal elections, results of which were announced on Wednesday.
After the meeting, Singh told reporters that the party “introspected” on what went wrong and where the party “fell short”.
He also announced that the PAC has approved the appointment of Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai as the AAP’s Delhi convenor.
The post fell vacant when AAP leader Dilip Pandey resigned from the post on Wednesday after party’s defeat in municipal polls.
Singh took on the political opponents who had raised questions about party’s progress and its future.
He said one cannot write off the AAP as in the past four years all that the party has achieved was not less.
The Bharatiya Janata Party won the civic polls, bagging 181 municipal wards out of 270 and pushed the AAP to a distant second spot with just 48 wins. The Congress could emerge victorious only in 30 wards.