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Have full faith in Election Commission, says BJP on EVM row

Amid Apprehensions Raised By Some Political Parties Over The Functioning Of EVMs, The BJP On Sunday Said That The Party Has Full Faith In The Election Commission.

PTI | Updated on: 02 Apr 2017, 08:27:53 PM
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New Delhi:

Amid apprehensions raised by some political parties over the functioning of EVMs, the BJP on Sunday said that the party has full faith in the Election Commission.

Reacting to the complaints made by the Congress and the AAP over the functioning of electronic voting machines (EVMs), BJP's national general secretary Bhupendra Yadav rejected the charge of tampering and said the machines are kept in the custody of district magistrates.

"We lost in a state like Punjab which was ruled by the BJP-Akali Dal alliance, while the Samajwadi Party lost inUttar Pradesh. In both cases, EVMs were with the district magistrate. We have full faith in the Election Commission, "Yadav told reporters at the party headquarters.

The AAP and the Congress had on Saturday lodged a complaintwith the poll panel following media reports that VVPAT deployed for an assembly bypoll was only dispensing slips ofthe BJP symbol during a demonstration exercise in Bhind in Madhya Pradesh.

BSP supremo Mayawati had earlier raised questions overthe infallibility of EVMs after her party's poor show in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. 

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First Published : 02 Apr 2017, 08:21:00 PM

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