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Serious re-evaluation of EVMs use needs to be done by all parties: Priyanka

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also said the EC needs to start acting decisively on reports of private vehicles transporting electronic voting machines

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Priyanka Gandhi
Priyanka Gandhi | Photo: Twitter (@INCIndia)

Congress leader Vadra on Friday said the needs to start acting decisively on reports of private vehicles transporting electronic voting machines, and a serious re-evaluation of the use of needs to be carried out by all national parties.

Her remarks came over a video which surfaced on social media allegedly showing electronic voting machines (EVMs) in what was claimed to be the car of a BJP candidate in Assam.

Tagging the tweet which carried the video, said every time there is an election, videos of private vehicles caught transporting show up.

"Unsurprisingly they have the following things in common: 1. The vehicles usually belong to BJP candidates or their associates. 2. The videos are taken as one off incidents and dismissed as aberrations 3. The BJP uses its media machinery to accuse those who exposed the videos as sore losers," the Congress general secretary said.

The fact is that too many such incidents are being reported and nothing is being done about them, she said.

"The EC needs to start acting decisively on these complaints and a serious re-evaluation of the use of needs to be carried out by all national parties," she said in a series of tweets.

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First Published: Fri, April 02 2021. 10:31 IST