No matter the outcome, won’t blame EVMs: BJP on MCD Polls

New Delhi [India], April 26 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday took at dig Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's allegations that the EVMs used during Municipal Corporation polls were tampered with, saying that whatever the outcome will we, the saffron party won't blame the e-voting system for it.

Senior BJP leader R.P. Singh told ANI, "I am hopeful that party will get more than 200 seats but whatever the outcome is we won't blame EVM for it." Expressing confidence of winning in the MCD polls, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi thanked party leaders and workers who have stepped out in the open to support the party.

"Based on the exit poll results, I think BJP is going to do extremely well," Lekhi told ANI. "I think Delhi has gone through a lot in past couple of years and has seen through people and knows who mean business and who mean good to the purpose, and others who just muck around the governance itself," she added.

The counting of votes for the Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) elections will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Votes for the elections will be counted at 35 centres across the city. Of these, 16 are in north Delhi, 13 in the south, and six in east Delhi. The counting will go on till late in the day, but initial trends are expected to come in by 11 a.m. The three principal parties who have contested the MCD Elections 2017 are the BJP, AAP and the Congress.

The high-stakes civic polls were held on 23 April, which saw a voter turnout of 53.58 percent, a shade higher than in the 2012 elections.

Source: ANI