As the five state (Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram) polling concludes on December 7, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has raised a Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) controversy, taking a jibe at “Modi’s India.”
In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi has alerted the Congress party leaders to be vigilant over the stealing of EVMs, citing an example of Madhya Pradesh where he claims that some stole the EVM and were later found drinking. He further said how “In Modi’s India, the EVMs have mysterious powers”
The tweet came in the wake of the last day of the assembly elections being held on Friday in Rajasthan and Telangana.
The BJP rose to power in Rajasthan in 2013 Assembly polls when the party secured 163 seats out of 200 seats while Congress could manage to grab only 23 seats. Vasundhara Raje sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan for the second time. She came to power, de-throning Congress’ veteran leader Ashok Gehlot, the Chief Minister of the state between 2008-13 when Congress won the assembly elections.
Whereas in Telangana, after vigorous campaigning that saw the exchange of piercing words between contending parties, the state went on polls on December 7 with the Congress-led alliance challenging the ruling TRS, and the BJP seeking to make it a triangular contest. More than 1.50 lakh polling officials including reserve staff are in the process of giving final touches Thursday to make the election to the 119-member House a smooth affair.
This is not the first time that Rahul Gandhi has lashed out at Prime Minister Modi, while campaigning in Rajasthan the Congress President accused Modi of forgetting the farmers of the country, and proclaimed that Modi should not say "Bharat Mata ki Jai"
Gandhi said, "PM Modi says 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' before every speech. He should instead say 'Anil Ambani ki jai, Mehul Choksi ki jai, Nirav Modi ki Jai and Lalit Modi ki jai'. If you talk of Bharat Mata then how can you forget our farmers?"
PM Modi hit back at the Opposition party, accusing Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi in particular, for issuing a 'fatwa' over him starting his rallies with 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' Taking to Twitter and responding to the attack, as he did in his poll rally at Sikar in Rajasthan, the Prime Minister asked how the Congress can deny this? They must be ashamed of even saying such a thing, the Prime Minister wrote, adding that this showed their disrespect for India.