Patidar leader Hardik Patel alleged that the BJP was planning to carry out a large-scale EVM tampering ahead of the counting for Gujarat election, scheduled for 18 December.
In a series of Tweet, Hardik, said, “BJP is going to carry out a large-scale EVM tampering on Saturday and Sunday. That’s because the BJP is set lose elections. It will fail to win even 82 seats if is unable to tamper with the EVM.”
Hardik went on to say that the BJP’s defeat in Gujarat would mean the beginning of the party’s end.
He posted, “BJP losing Gujarat would effectively mean the beginning of the party’s downfall. The party will lose Himachal and win Gujarat with the help of EVM so that no one raises questions.”
The Congress party had moved the Supreme Court asking it to direct the Election Commission for a mandatory 20% counting of VVPAT papers. However, the top court had rejected the Congress plea but permitted comprehensive petition
The Congress has also accused the Chief Election Commissioner of working as a personal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who he served as a civil servant in Gujarat in the past.
Medias had recently reported how the beneficiaries of Gujarat’s gas scam were linked to the company that made microchips for EVMs, used in India. Incidentally, the current CEC Achal Kumar Joti was the chairman of the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation in the past.
It is important to note In a bizarre incident, an independent candidate from Saharanpur Shabana received 0 votes in Uttar Pradesh civic elections. She asked to media "leave my family where the vote i casted to myself" But Elections commision were tight lipped and not responded.
The two phases of Gujarat elections were held on 9 and 14 December this month. The counting will begin on 18 December.