Gujarat Election 2017 | Wary Congress Guarding EVMs On Counting Eve

Written By Asian News International | Mumbai | Published:


  • On the eve of counting day, Congress workers were seen monitoring strong rooms where EVMs and VVPAT's are kept
  • The Congress has on numerous occasions accused the BJP of EVM tampering
  • Counting for Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat elections will take place on Monday

A day ahead of the Gujarat Assembly election results, Congress workers were seen monitoring strong rooms, where the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) are kept, after the party voiced fears of discrepancies during counting.

The Congress workers are guarding the strong rooms across the state to prevent any tampering with the results. One of the party workers told ANI, "We are guarding the strong rooms across the state where EVMs, VVPATs are kept, to check and prevent any tampering."

The Congress has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of tampering with the EVMs.

On Saturday, the Supreme Court dismissed the Congress' plea seeking directions to the Election Commission (EC) to count and cross verify at least 25 percent of VVPATs with votes cast with EVMs. The counting of the two-phase Gujarat Assembly election will be held on Monday.

The state saw aggressive campaigning from the Congress Party and the BJP, both leaving no stone unturned to ensure victory.

While a majority of exit polls have predicted BJP's win, the Congress is hopeful of bagging the Patidar votes and unseating the BJP, which has been governing the state for the past 22 years. 

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