Hardik stays unmoved, dubs EVMs villain
Ahmedabad: Patidar Anamant Andolan Samiti (PAAS) Convener Hardik Patel, who scripted a poll alliance with the Congress, alleged on Monday that the BJP played an "unfair game" by "tampering" with EVMs and using "money power". The Congress would have won had the BJP not "indulged in cheating", alleged the 24-year-old firebrand leader.
"I congratulate the BJP which has won by tampering with the EVMs. Though the people of Gujarat had taken a decision (of uprooting the BJP), the ruling party won though money power and by tampering with EVMs," Patel told reporters. He insisted that EVMs can also be "hacked" like ATMs. "There were instances wherein WiFi networks were detected during polling," he claimed. Patel also alleged that seals of EVMs were found broken before the counting started today at many places.
"I urge all opposition parties to start a movement against the use of EVMs and demand that the next elections be held through ballots papers only."