Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti on Monday said that "no electronic voting machines (EVMs) had been tampered with as far as the Gujarat assembly polls were concerned", reported ANI.
If ATMs can be hacked, why can't EVMs be hacked: PAAS leader Hardik Patel. Patel said said the party would have won had the BJP not "indulged in cheating".
According to the PAAS leader, there is a close fight between BJP and the Congress party in the six key constituencies. It is used for smooth counting of votes wherever there is a fault. "They won using dirty tricks, by using money power in the state". The leaders supported Hardik Patel, said the questions raised by him over EVM makes sense. "I do not understand Supreme Court's stand on the issue", he said.
Patel's statement comes a day after the apex court dismissed the Congress' plea seeking directions to the Election Commission (EC) to count and cross verify at least 25 percent of VVPAT with votes cast with EVM. "If the human body, which has been created by God, can be fiddled with, why cannot EVMs?" he tweeted, and mentioned attempts to hack the EVMs particularly in the Patel and tribal-dominated constituencies such as Visnagar, Patam, Radhanpur, Unjha, Jetpur, Rajkot, Lathi-Babra, Chhota Udepur, Sant Rampur, Sanwli, Nadod and Dabhoi.
The Most Gujarat much-awaited domino effect of Assembly polls, which saw a political battle contest between the two leading parties - the saffron Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress, elected "Vikas" and Mushroom to be crowned today.