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AAP’s paranoia over EVM security shows it has sensed defeat, says Amarinder Singh

Captain Amarinder Singh has criticised AAP and said its “panic reactions” are a “sign of the dread in Arvind Kejriwal’s party over its certain defeat”.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 11, 2017 4:40 am
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After the High Court’s rap to AAP for raising suspicions over the reliability of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh has criticised AAP and said its “panic reactions” are a “sign of the dread in Arvind Kejriwal’s party over its certain defeat”.

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In a statement issued here on Friday, Amarinder said, “After the HC rap, AAP is now making ridiculous demands, such as installation of its own cameras, at the EVM strong rooms. These knee-jerk reactions clearly underline the party’s desperation in the light of post-poll reports in favour of the Congress.”

Reacting to his AAP rival from Patiala Urban, Dr Balbir Singh, insisting on permission from the Election Commission to install his own CCTV cameras inside the EVM strong room in the constituency, Amarinder said the party was preparing ground to explain its defeat.

He said, “All candidates and parties in the fray had the right and the responsibility to collaborate with the Election Commission (EC) to ensure foolproof security of EVMs. The sheer paranoia being displayed by AAP leaders on this count showed Kejriwal’s party had seen the writing on the wall.”

He said it was the tendency of AAP, particularly its national convenor Arvind Kejriwal, to lock horns with the EC on all kinds of petty issues, which reflected their total disregard for the democratic institutions of the country.

“The rise of such parties on India’s political landscape was unfortunate and needed to be nipped in the bud to prevent vitiation of the democratic environment, which forms the bedrock of the nation’s international standing and progress,” he said. “Even the Judges had seen through AAP gimmickry after finding the party to be indulging in senseless acts of despair,” Amarinder said.

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    Talbir
    Feb 11, 2017 at 3:37 am
    There is a huge AAP wave in Punjab and any one could sense it on the ground. However, inspite of that, the media channels kept showing low numbers for AAP, that too in a coordinated manner. This could mean only two things. One possibility is that the media channels were lieing because they were paid to do so. The other possibility is that media channels have come to know or are very sure that Modi and BJP have arranged for wide scale EVM tampering which they felt would anyway result in the defeat of AAP even if Punjabis vote for AAP in large numbers. The long gap which has been unnecessarily and ridiculously given between the polling date ( Feb 4) and the counting date ( March 11) also seems to forebode foul play. I think it is a must that the workers and volunteers of AAP should keep a careful watch on each and every building where the EVM Machines are stored till the counting date. BJP, Modi and Akalis will shamelessly do any kind of dirty trick to save their lucrative drug trade. So AAP volunteers have to be doubly careful.
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      Shanker
      Feb 11, 2017 at 3:42 pm
      Please trust Election commission.All of us.Donot curse any political party.Aap.bjp Cong.all contestants.
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      1. Kanwaljit Singh
        Feb 11, 2017 at 12:10 am
        Captain has gone insane. He should know that a party who was looking forward to a stupendous result in elections aftermath will care and worry most about security about EVM's and any possible tempering. Party who doesnot expect much of election reults will be carefree and indifferent.
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          rajan
          Feb 11, 2017 at 5:53 am
          Captain, enough of propaa. Don't forget elections are over. Sealed boxes can't be opened till 11th March to suit your dreams.
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          1. Sunil Samson
            Feb 11, 2017 at 1:41 am
            Captain, do you know what Modi has said?lt;br/gt;Your party is a butt of online ridicule!!!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And its not just Modi. We are all making joke of your party, party chief day in and day out..so don't shout much.lt;br/gt;I just hope that you don't get the Tightest SLAP on your face like your friend in Delhi, Ajay Maken!
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