Hardik Patel has raised the EVM tampering allegation following the BJP win in Gujarat. The Patidar leader raised doubts over the EVMs after initial rounds suggested a close fight between the Congress and BJP during the early round of counting. If ATMs can be tampered with, why not EVMs, he said. He quoted the example of advanced nations such as Israel and Japan and said that those nations do not rely on EVMs. He said that there is a suspicion about the results in Surat where the BJP fared well. He said that the EVMs could have been hacked in these areas. On his political future, Patel said that he has put in his best effort.