Commission to claim that the poll panel has rejected Opposition's request to count more VVPATs during counting tomorrow. The poll body has said that the counting will be held as planned.
The Supreme Court has granted protection from arrest till 28 May to BJP candidate from Barrack pore Lok Sabha seat Arjun Singh, who is facing several cases. Referring to the volatile atmosphere during polling Benga, Singh sought protection from arrest stating that he wanted to be present during counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections tomorrow.
Hacking EVMs is impossible. All IAS officers n State administrative services officers all over the country know that EVMs can't be hacked. Bcoz,during polls,they work as Returning Officers,AsstROs. Will all of them jeopardize their job by allowing hacking? Can all be bought over. https://t.co/61weNG41w5— D Roopa IPS (@D_Roopa_IPS) May 22, 2019
IPS Officer D Roopa, who was in news earlier for exposing that Sasikala had access to more facilities in jail than a normal prisoner, has joined the EVM row. Roopa tweeted questioning that can all IPS and IAS officers be 'bought together' to facilitate EVM rigging?
BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi tweeted, "“EVM vilaap mandli wants to make EVMs as their hamper of defeat by rising questions on the Indian democracy and the election process. Unable to digest defeat of the dynasty, they want to discredit the democracy.’’
The Opposition parties in several states are keeping a round-the-clock vigil on the storage rooms where the voting machines are kept in high security.
The leaders of 22 opposition parties met the Election Commission on Tuesday ahead of the Lok Sabha election results and asked it to ensure transparency and fairness in the counting process by verifying EVM results with VVPATs.
It is requested that the verification of VVPAT slips of randomly identified (05) polling stations should be done prior to the initiation of counting of votes and not after the completion of last round of counting.
If any discrepancy is found anywhere during the VVPAT verification, 100% counting of paper slips of VVPATs of all polling stations of that assembly segment should be done, the memorandum to the Election Commission stated.
The meeting came on a day the Supreme Court dismissed a PIL seeking 100 per cent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with EVMs.
कांग्रेस पार्टी के प्रिय कार्यकर्ताओं ,— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 22, 2019
अगले 24 घंटे महत्वपूर्ण हैं। सतर्क और चौकन्ना रहें। डरे नहीं। आप सत्य के लिए लड़ रहे हैं । फर्जी एग्जिट पोल के दुष्प्रचार से निराश न हो। खुद पर और कांग्रेस पार्टी पर विश्वास रखें, आपकी मेहनत बेकार नहीं जाएगी।