EVMs found in BJP leader’s car in Assam, Priyanka Gandhi says EC should act decisively
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi has raised questions over the management of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in poll-bound state
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi has raised questions over the management of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in poll-bound states. Her reaction came after a video surfaced on social media which allegedly showed electronic voting machines were being transported in a private vehicle reportedly owned by a BJP candidate in Assam. The video was tweeted out by Assam-based journalist Atanu Bhuyan.
In the video, it is being claimed that locals caught EVMs being transported in a private vehicle owned by BJP leader Krishnendu Paul. Paul is the party's candidate from Patharkandi assembly constituency.
Targeting the BJP over the incident, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said the Election Commission should act decisively on such complaints and that a serious re-evaluation of the use of EVMs needs to be carried out by all national parties.
Reacting to the video, Priyanka Gandhi said in a series of tweets: She wrote: “Every time there is an election, videos of private vehicles caught transporting EVM’s show up. Unsurprisingly they have the following things in common:
1.The vehicles usually belong to BJP candidates or their associates.
2.The videos are taken as one off incidents and dismissed as aberrations
3.The BJP uses its media machinery to accuse those who exposed the videos as sore losers.”
In another tweet she wrote: “The fact is that too many such incidents are being reported and nothing is being done about them.”
“The EC needs to start acting decisively on these complaints and a serious re-evaluation of the use of EVMs needs to be carried out by all national parties,” Congress general secretary added.