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AAP says cancel Lok Sabha polls if mismatch in VVPAT and EVM vote count

NEW DELHI: With the exit polls predicting a complete washout for the Aam Aadmi Party, its leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh has jumped the gun and called for an inquiry into the Lok Sabha elections that lasted two months. Singh said that elections should be scrapped in case of any discrepancy in the VVPAT and EVM vote count.

"Is EVM the real game? Were these exit polls conducted after taking money? How is this possible that in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, and West Bengal, everywhere, BJP is predicted to win? Every Opposition party should demand cancellation of Lok Sabha Election if there's any mismatch in VVPAT and EVM vote count," AAP leader Sanjay Singh said in a tweet.

The counting of votes for the 17th Lok Sabha Election 2019 will take place on May 23 after seven phases were completed on May 19. Earlier in April, Naidu and opposition allies had approached the Supreme court, however, the top court in May had rejected the VVPAT plea that had demanded 50 percent VVPATs be counted during the election results.

The allies later decided to appeal the ECI seeking review of the counting rules. Most exit polls released on Sunday predicted a low tally for AAP in Delhi while others gave it one or no seat at all. The same exit polls have predicted a major victory for the ruling BJP in the national capital, West Bengal and Odisha.

Singh's remarks came at a time when almost every exit poll predicted a victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for another term.

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