The first phase for Lok Sabha elections are being held for 91 constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories. Amid elections the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that votes across India have been deleted on unprecedented scale.
In a series of tweets Arvind Kejriwal said, “Reports coming from all across India that votes have been deleted on unprecedented scale,” tweeted Kejriwal quoting a tweet of Kiran Majumdar Shaw who complained of her mother’s name missing from the voters’ list. He further alleged that, “Anti-BJP votes deleted all across India.” In a tweet he also questioned election Commission, asking whether “are these elections fair?”
Meanwhile, Google Trends showed a surge in search for ‘How to remove vote ink’.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu also expressed his unhappiness over Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) not functioning at several polling booths. “We have long been saying that there is scope for technical problems and manipulation in EVMs. Even technologically advanced countries are using ballot papers,” the TDP chief said. He said 22 political parties in the country demanded that at least the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips be counted.