AAP wants to hold Gujarat Assembly polls using ballot papers

The party had earlier announced that it will field candidates from all 182 seats.

By: PTI | Ahmedabad | Published: March 16, 2017 11:13 pm

Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party wants Assembly elections in Gujarat, due later this year, to be conducted using ballot papers and not EVMs. AAP’s Gujarat Incharge Gopal Rai on Thursday said they will approach the Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat in this regard soon.

“We will make a representation before the Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat and demand that elections to the state Assembly, scheduled later this year, be conducted through ballot papers instead of EVMs (electronic voting machines),” Rai said.

Apart from the BSP supremo Mayawati, Kejriwal, who is AAP’s national convener and Delhi Chief Minister, has also alleged that EVMs were tampered with in recently concluded Assembly elections in five states.

However, the Election Commission has dismissed their contention.

Meanwhile, Rai said AAP has decided to improve its organisational strength in Gujarat. The party had earlier announced that it will field candidates from all 182 seats.

“We have so far trained 6000 volunteers and will train 20,000 volunteers in the next two months. We will call all our booth-level workers to Gandhinagar on March 26, when Kejriwal will address them,” he said.

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    L bhadrapati Devi
    Mar 16, 2017 at 6:35 pm
    So much party workers of 6000 in Gujarat from the exchequer of Delhi. AAP non-performance at the state is known by everybodies. AAP can't open any account in Gujarat.
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      L bhadrapati Devi
      Mar 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm
      One lie can be effective once. Constant lie of AAP will show decline of AP P Election result.
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        rajan
        Mar 16, 2017 at 8:14 pm
        Fighting to maintain honesty is not an easy task. AAP is facing an uphill battle yet the fight is very much on. Come on AAP, don't lose heart. Setbacks are stepping stones to success. Fight it out.
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          rajan
          Mar 16, 2017 at 8:20 pm
          The demand is very genuine and needs to be accepted. With a Modi at the helm and Shah as party Prez of BJP, this demand is all the more desirable. Opposition must approach SC through lawyers like Prashant Bhushan for a foolproof system of voting. EVM may not be sufficient to combat the nefarious designs of the powers that be in Gujarat.
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