Karnataka Polls 2018: Subramanian Swamy laughs off Congress' questions on EVM functioning

Karnataka Polls 2018: Subramanian Swamy laughs off Congress' questions on EVM functioning

On the backdrop of Karnataka elections, where a tug-of-war can be seen between Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena said chief Raj Thackeray tweeted that this is a victory for the electronic voting machine.

"If the Congress party wins the #KarnatakaElection, everyone will know Modi wave is over & ppl are fed up of them, but in case BJP wins, we must question election commission with the authenticity of EVM's & whether they are hack proof", Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had earlier said. He left the BJP to join the Congress. "One should keep working", he said. He congratulated those, who have won and said the Chief Minister of Karnataka should respect the Marathi person in Karnataka.

"If statesmanship is shown, this can happen as we together have a majority in the Karnataka Assembly", Chavan said. NCP's state president Jayant Patil expressed suspicions about the functioning of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM).

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The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) termed the BJP's performance in Karnataka as "unbelievable" and claimed that the results were not in sync with the situation on the ground. "BJP getting so many seats is something illogical", said Mr Patil. Among the candidates are four sitting and former chief ministers - the current CM Siddaramaiah, former BJP chief ministers BS Yeddyurappa and Jagdish Shettar, and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy.

In the political resolution adopted at its 84th plenary session in Delhi in March, the Congress urged the election commission to revert to ballot papers from EVMs, which have come under scrutiny following tampering allegations. "The EC should think over this", he said.

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