Congress divided over EVM row, Tewari hits back at Amarinder

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After Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh rubbished oppositions' allegation of tampering of the Electronic Voting Machines, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Thursday said that the former had himself pointed fingers at the Electronic Voting Machines in 2010.

 Former union minister and senior Congress leader Manish Tewari

Taking a swipe at those alleging tampering in the EVMs, Amarinder Singh had said that if such a thing was possible then the Shiromani Akali Dal would have won the state elections.

"If the EVMs were fixed, I would not be sitting here, the Akalis would be," Amarinder told a news channel.

Tewari told ANI that Amarinder had himself demonstrated as to how the EVMs can be 'gerrymandered'.

The EVM tampering allegations, which were initially made by Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP after its dismal performance in Goa and Punjab, has now the backing of close to 16 parties, including the Congress and the BSP.

Around 16 opposition parties, including the Congress, AAP and BSP, approached the Election Commission to conduct the future elections using the ballot papers.

[If EVM tampering was possible, I wouldn't have been CM: Amarinder Singh]

Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily has also criticised his party for demanding that the use of EVMs be stopped and ballot papers be reintroduced in upcoming elections

[Miffed by EVM remarks, Congress top brass summons Moily]  

Moily further dubbed such demands as 'defeatist' mindset and urged the Congress to not join the 'populist sway of regional outfits'.

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