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AAP Blames EVMs For MCD Rout, Termed 'Vilaap Mandali' on Twitter

Just when people were expecting the party to call for a wider introspection, Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai said, “This is not a Modi wave, this is an EVM wave.”

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Updated:April 26, 2017, 12:36 PM IST
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AAP Blames EVMs For MCD Rout, Termed 'Vilaap Mandali' on Twitter
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo: PTI)
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New Delhi: As trends indicated a clean sweep for the BJP in the MCD elections, Aam Aadmi Party rushed to blame electronic voting machines (EVMs) for its loss, similar to it what it did after Punjab and Goa outcome.

Just when people were expecting the party to call for a wider introspection, Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai said, “This is not a Modi wave, this is an EVM wave.”

He said the BJP-run MCD had “done nothing but scams” in its 10-year tenure and there was no way people would have voted for it.

The first time AAP had questioned EVMs was after the recent Assembly polls when the BJP came to power in four out of five states, including Uttar Pradesh.

AAP leader Ashutosh said the MCD results proved again that the EBMs were being tampered with. “Most of the EVMs were malfunctioning. It was not possible that the votes were going to the BJP when AAP has done a lot for education and healthcare in Delhi,” he said.

BJP’s Vijay Goel ridiculed the charge saying, “AAP is very clear. If they win, EVMs are fine. If the fail, EVMs are tampered.”

Swaraj India’s Yogendra Yadav, AAP co-founder who was forced to leave the party, said it was not easy to rig the EVMs and AAP was doing a wrong thing by talking about the Election Commission like a political opponent. “The Delhi government should realize the fault is not with the EVMs, but with their own thought process,” Yadav said.

Union minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a Twitter post wrote: “EVM Vilaap Mandali should respect people’s mandate and introspect.”

Arvind Kejriwal’s party, however, got a half-hearted support from the Congress with former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit saying, “The government and the Election Commission should look into the allegations of EVM tampering, so that there is more clarity.”

Here's how Twitter reacted to the Aam Aadmi Party's EVM claims -

| Edited by: Aditya Nair
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