Ahmadabad, Dec 18: Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party attained victory by tampering EVMs in high stakes Gujarat assembly elections.
Taking a potshots, Patel alleged EVM tampering in Surat, Rajkot and Ahmedabad, where the margin of defeat is less adding, EVMs are hackable.
There has been tampering in EVMs in Surat,Rajkot and Ahmedabad, hence the gap is very less wherever tampering happened. EVMs are hackable: Hardik Patel pic.twitter.com/cPNaItPrbw
— ANI (@ANI) December 18, 2017
He congratulated the BJP on its victory but said he would continue his agitation for reservation for the Patidars, on the issues of farmers, including waiving loans, and unemployment of youth, in a few days.
“The EVMs from which the candidates were winning with 300 votes, after recounting the winning candidate lost by a margin of over 6,000 votes,” he claimed.
“It means there is something wrong in it,” Patel asserted
“If the ATMs can be hacked then why not the EVMs?” he asked.
The patidar leader said that in most of the developed countries they still use ballot boxes.
“Look at Japan, Israel, Germany, they still use ballot papers despite having advanced technology,” he added.
“I accept the mandate given by the people, but it is not as though the people of Gujarat were not aware. We have awakened a lot of people in the state and a lot more needs to be done,” he said