Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Sunday stated he wouldn’t be shocked if some individuals cry foul and put the blame on EVMs for the meeting polls end result, as counting was underway in 4 states.
The BJP was racing in the direction of energy within the Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and had a definite edge in Chhattisgarh whereas the Congress was poised to oust the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) in Telangana.
Speaking to reporters, Pawar stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s work was being appreciated by the individuals.
“I will not be surprised if people from the INDIA alliance start blaming the EVMs (electronic voting machines) for the results,” he stated.
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It could be like crying foul, he added.
“When I was in government in the past, my opinion at the time was that tampering with EVMs was impossible. Just one person cannot tamper with the EVMs on such a large scale. You need many people to do it, and when a number of people get involved in such a practice, it would have naturally come out by now,” the NCP chief stated.
If EVMs are to be blamed in these three states (MP, Rajasthan and Rajasthan), what about Telangana? he stated.
“We need to accept that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image and his work is being appreciated by the people,” he said.
On the BRS trailing behind Congress in Telangana, Pawar said, “I think he (BRS head and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao) showed overconfidence and came to Maharashtra for expansion (of his party base).” He (Rao) held big rallies and made a number of guarantees. However, he has been rejected by his personal state, Pawar stated.
People’s choice is all the time supreme, he added.