Kejriwal lied about EVM tampering? EC denies allegations; may take action against AAP chief

New Delhi, Feb 4: Just a day before campaigning in Delhi comes to an end, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal may land up in fresh trouble as the Election Commission (EC) is mulling action against him. The EC seems to be miffed with the AAP chief's allegations over tampering of electronic voting machines (EVM).

Kejriwal lied about EVM tampering?
As per an ET report, the EC wants to take action against former Delhi chief minister for 'creating confusion' in the minds of voters without 'definite proof'.

The AAP chief took to micro-blogging site Twitter and alleged that EVMs were being tampered with to favour BJP in February 7 Assembly election, on Wednesday.

He even said that his party will urge the EC to allow them to put banners outside polling booths educating the voters about the machines.

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"We urge CEC to allow us to put banners outside each booth educating voters abt EVMs," tweeted Kejriwal on Wednesday.

"We suspect EVM tampering. Tried to meet CEC yesterday. He was busy. Hope we will be able to meet him today," he said in another tweet. Kejriwal had claimed on Tuesday that discrepancies were found during an inspection of four such machines at Delhi Cantonment area on Tuesday.

He alleged that whatever button was pressed on the machines, the light against the BJP symbol lit up. AAP leaders had also approached the Election Commission last week to know what is the procedure if a voter finds such a discrepancy in an EVM.

"They told us that if a voter observes that he pressed the button of Party A and the bulb lit against Party B's name. They should bring it to notice of the officers on duty. The problem will be cross checked and if the machine is found to be faulty, it will be sealed and replaced and if required re-polling will be held on particular booth," Kejriwal had said.

Meanwhile, an Election Commission official, on condition of anonymity, told none of the EVMs in Delhi Cantt malfunctioned. The top sources in the poll panel have also dismissed Kejriwal's allegations.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from PTI) 

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