Lok Sabha elections 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh is like an elephant riding a cycle with the ‘chowkidaar’ as the target. Speaking at an election rally at Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi said, “Today the elephant is riding the cycle to target chowkidar.” Elephant and cycle are the party symbols of BSP and SP respectively. He also said, “Only the voice of the powerful is listened to in this world. No one listens to the ones who cry. The pledge that we have taken to create a new India will be strong and effective as well.”
Earlier, PM Modi conducted an election rally in Aligarh and said, “This is the power of Baba Saheb’s (Ambedkar’s) constitution that a gentleman, coming from the backward and deprived society, is sitting as the president of the country today. Someone from the village farmer family has been the Vice-President. This is the grace of Babasaheb’s constitution that a chaiwala is sitting at the post of a prime minister today.”
Meanwhile, twenty-one political parties on Sunday demanded the Election Commission to increase the number of EVMs randomly verified using their Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT). The Opposition leaders who addressed a joint press conference in New Delhi demanded that 50 per cent EVMs should be verified against the paper trial.