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Virbhadra raises doubts over 'chips' used in EVM machines

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

There is nothing wrong with Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) but after the one sided victory of in UP and Uttarakhand, doubts have been raised over the "chip" that is used in them, Chief Minister said today.

A senior leader of the Congress, Singh's comments come in the backdrop of a chorus of doubts and allegations that have been levelled by opposition leaders including supremo Mayawati, leader Kejriwal and members of the SP. ,

It must be ensured that there was nothing wrong with the "chips" (in EVM machines), Singh said while talking to media persons on the sidelines of meeting with state office bearers of Indian National Trade Union (INTUC).

He also lashed out at the for launching 'Mafia Raj Hatao, Himachal Bachao'( Remove mafia rule and Save Himachal) campaign saying that the opposition party has no real issue against his and was resorting to such tactics only to malign its image.

"We would not be cowed down by these cheap tactics," he said claiming that the would wrest the Bhoranj (reserve) assembly seat from in the coming bye-election.

He also accused the in the state of playing politics on the issue of declaring Dharamsala as second capital of and of misguiding the people.

"No office would be shifted from Shimla and also no employee would be transferred and new offices would opened there," Singh said. He alleged that the was upset over spectacular victory of in Punjab and indulging in false propaganda.

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

First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 20:49 IST