Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Chief Official Spokesperson Dr Dasoju Sravan Kumar and former Mayor Banda Karthika Reddy, who lost election from Tarnaka Division, have alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the GHMC elections. They accused the TRS government of tampering with EVMs to win 100 seats.
Speaking to the media at Gandhi Bhavan here on Sunday, Sravan and Karthika Reddy questioned how IT Minister K Tarakarama Rao repeatedly proclaimed that his party would win 100 divisions. Questioning as to why the Election Commission removed NOTA option from the voting machines, they expressed doubts that the ruling party would resort to tampering of EVMs in Narayankhed Assembly by-election. They asked the Election Commission to explain under what law they dispensed with NOTA option to the voter in the GHMC elections.
Demanding that the government conduct Narayankhed Assembly byelection through ballot or insert printer to EVMs as practised throughout the country. They reminded that printers were used in EVMs in Delhi and Bihar elections too. Expressing surprise over the win of TRS candidates in the Congress, TDP and BJP bastions, Sravan and Karthika said no vote to Independent candidates in some divisions can be the best evidence to say that irregularities took place in EVMs.
The Congress party is conducting party candidates’ meeting at Gandhi Bhavan on Monday. Sravan and Karthika Reddy made it clear that they would collect opinion of the candidates on the irregularities in EVMs division-wise. (NSS)