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AAP wants to hold Guj Assembly polls using ballot papers

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Kejriwal-led wants Assembly elections in Gujarat, due later this year, to be conducted using ballot papers and not EVMs.

AAP's Incharge Gopal Rai today said they will approach the of in this regard soon.

"We will make a representation before the of and demand that elections to the state Assembly, scheduled later this year, be conducted through ballot papers instead of EVMs (electronic voting machines)," Rai said.

Apart from the supremo Mayawati, Kejriwal, who is AAP's national convener and Chief Minister, has also alleged that EVMs were tampered with in recently concluded Assembly elections in five states.

However, the Commission has dismissed their contention.

Meanwhile, Rai said has decided to improve its organisational strength in Gujarat. The party had earlier announced that it will field candidates from all 182 seats.

"We have so far trained 6000 volunteers and will train 20,000 volunteers in the next two months. We will call all our booth-level workers to Gandhinagar on March 26, when Kejriwal will address them," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 21:28 IST