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BJP victory because of EVMs, says Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam

Electronic voting machines a 'big threat to Indian democracy', says Sanjay Nirupam

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Congress Party Office in Mumbai on Monday. Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar
Congress Party Office in Mumbai on Monday. Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

chief on Monday said the BJP's victory in Gujarat was not because of the people in the state but because of He also termed electronic voting machines a "big threat to Indian democracy". "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 "We suspected this right from the beginning.

All beware, this is a big threat to Indian democracy," the president of the Mumbai unit of the said in a tweet. The former Lok Sabha MP also recalled an October 24 tweet in which he said the will win 125-140 seats and the BJP only 40-47, contrary to opinion polls. "I still stand by this tweet. This would have been the result if EVM would not have been tampered," he said on Twitter. The BJP is set to form government in Gujarat again with latest trends on the showing the party ahead in 102 seats and the in 74 seats. In the last election result in 2012, the BJP won 115 seats and the 61.

First Published: Mon, December 18 2017. 16:24 IST
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