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EVM tampering row: AAP booking a reason for future poll losses, says BJP

New Delhi: With the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) resolutely pursuing the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) tampering issue, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday took a swing at the former saying that it is over hyping the matter.

It further added that the AAP know they will lose the upcoming Municipal Corporation Delhi (MCD) elections and are looking for a reason to hide behind.

Echoing a similar opinion as of Election Commission which advised the AAP to introspect the reason of their loss, BJP leader R P Singh said that the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led party should look for the real causes behind their poor performance in the recently concluded assembly elections, instead of putting the blame of EVMs.

“Election Commission has directly said that Aam Aadmi Party should introspect their performance in Punjab and Goa; because it was the same EVM which made them win 67 seats in Delhi. It is the same EVM which has made Congress party Punjab elections,” said Singh.

“They should introspect why they lost instead of blaming EVMs. According to me they are preparing for the forthcoming MCD elections, where they know they are going to badly lose and that’s why they are trying to blame the EVMs or elections,” he added.

In reply to a letter issued by the EC on Sunday it said “It is for AAP to introspect as to why your party could not perform as perform as per your expectations. It is unfair on your part to attribute unsatisfactory poll performance of your party to alleged tamper-ability of EVMS.”

Meanwhile, the AAP has claimed that the Election Commission has completely failed in its duty to protect the EVMs and the integrity of the election process and therefore failed in fulfilling its constitutional obligation of conducting free and fair elections.

ANI