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MCD polls: AAP accepts defeat by moving plea in HC to use VVPAT machines, says BJP

The Bhartiya Janata Party On Tuesday Said That Aam Aadmi Party Has “accepted Defeat' In The Upcoming MCD Polls By Moving A Petition In The Delhi High Court Seeking A Direction To The Election Commission To Use VVPAT Machines Attached To EVMs.

PTI | Updated on: 18 Apr 2017, 05:37:44 PM
Manoj Tiwari (Image: PTI)

New Delhi:

The Bhartiya Janata Party on Tuesday said that Aam Aadmi Party has “accepted defeat” in the upcoming MCD polls by moving a petition in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the Election Commission to use VVPAT machines attached to EVMs.

Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari said that the AAP has admitted its “defeat” in the municipal elections by filling a petition in the court for “deferment” of polls.

“Seeking vote by paper ballot is just an alibi and the actual purpose is to get the polls deferred,” he said.

The petition filed today by Mohammad Tahir Hussain, who is the AAP candidate in MCD elections, sought an urgent hearing from a bench of the High Court in view of the recent alleged incidents of EVM manipulation in various states.

Recently, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also demanded withdrawal of allegedly tampered EVMs brought from Rajasthan for MCD polls and said only VVPAT equipped voting machines should be used.

Also read: MCD polls 2017: AAP approaches Delhi HC seeking use of VVPAT machines with EVMs

Voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) is a method of providing feedback to voters using a ballot less voting system.

The elections for 272 wards of the three municipal corporations are due on April 23. 

Also read: EVMs can be 'hacked by even child': Kejriwal to Delhi State Election Commissioner

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First Published : 18 Apr 2017, 05:33:00 PM