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AAP seeks verification of EVM paper trail in Punjab: ‘Have clear, irrefutable evidence of manipulation’

“After analysis of booth-wise voting pattern, we have reached to a conclusion that there has been large-scale rigging through tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Initial analysis has shown that on several booths, where the Aam Aadmi Party has secured very less number vote, voters in much bigger number than the total number of votes secured by the Aam Aadmi Party have come forward saying they had voted for AAP.”

punjab Updated: Apr 19, 2017 22:10 IST
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Delhi CM and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi CM and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal(HT File Photo)

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday alleged that there is “clear and irrefutable evidence of manipulation” of results at polling booths in the Punjab assembly elections.

The AAP has appealed to the Election Commission of India that the results of all polling booths where voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines were deployed be cross-verified with the paper trail so that the cloud looming over the use of EVMs is settled and the faith of the common man in the electoral process is restored.

National secretary of the party, Pankaj Gupta has made a representation to the Election Commissioner on Saturday. In the letter, the AAP stated, “After analysis of booth-wise voting pattern, we have reached to a conclusion that there has been large-scale rigging through tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Initial analysis has shown that on several booths, where the Aam Aadmi Party has secured very less number vote, voters in much bigger number than the total number of votes secured by the Aam Aadmi Party have come forward saying they had voted for AAP.”

The letter stated that these people are ready to file affidavits to support their claim. “These people are shocked that their votes have either not been counted as votes to AAP or have been transferred to other parties by tampering the EVM.” The AAP pointed out that the very survival of democracy depends upon elections being conducted in a free, fair and non-partisan manner.