Subramanian Swamy shows how Advani could have been PM in '09

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Subramanian Swamy
New Delhi, Aug 7: Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy seems to be not happy with the election procedure existing in India. Cursing the system, Swamy claimed that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani could have become the Prime Minister of India after the 2009 General Elections.

"Had EVM rigging not been there in 2009, Advani would have been PM. VK stole 90 LS seats. I knew so did not contest," reads Swamy's tweet on Monday, Aug 6.

Explaining the negative impacts of election procedures through EVM, the Janata Party supremo also said, "On an average about 165 Lok Sabha seats are won or lost by 10,000 votes. In each constituency there are 1500 EVMs. Rigging 10 EVMs will do."

Mr Swamy also compared Indian election systems with other developed countries. While tweeting further, Swamy said, "Which countries use EVMs? UK, Ireland, Germany, Japan, Netherlands etc. ? None of them. Indian EVMs are produced with Japanese products."

Obtaining the majority of seats during the Lok Sabha election in 2009, Manmohan Singh was re-elected as the Prime Minister of India after completing the full five-year term earlier.

UPA was able to achieve majority support from 322 members out of 543 members of the House, less than the 335 members who supported the UPA in the last parliament. UPA alone had an absolute majority of over 260 seats in the 14th Lok Sabha as opposed to 218 seats.

Hence, the government appeared to be more stable than the previous one. Many minor parties and others including Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Janata Dal (Secular) [JD(S)] and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supported UPA from outside.

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