Mumbai, May 15: Praising the electronic voting machines, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena founder Raj Thackeray on Tuesday took a jibe at the BJP after the saffron party surged ahead in the Karnataka Assembly election, according to the latest trends.
The functionality of the EVMs has been questioned several times in the past by the BJP and the Congress.
Thackeray hailed the functioning of the electronic voting machines in Marathi. He tweeted ” इलेक्ट्रॉनिक व्होटिंग मशिन्सचा’ विजय असो”.
‘इलेक्ट्रॉनिक व्होटिंग मशिन्सचा’ विजय असो.
— Raj Thackeray (@RajThackeray) May 15, 2018
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray challenged the BJP to head into elections with ballot papers and not EVMs
“After that, all the apprehensions will go away”, he said.
According to the latest trends at 14.45 pm, the BJP is leading on 62 seats.
Amid tight security, the counting of votes started on Tuesday in Karnataka’s 222 assembly constituencies.
In one of the most bitterly fought polls in recent times, the voting for 222 out of 224 constituencies took place on May 12. The assembly elections witnessed around 70 percent voter turnout.
Voting in Bengaluru’s Raja Rajeshwari Nagar segment has been postponed to May 28 over fake voter ID cards row and countermanded in the city’s Jayanagar seat following the demise of BJP contestant B.N. Vijaya Kumar on May 4.