leader Prakash Ambedkar Saturday alleged that electronic
voting machines (EVMs) were manipulated in the May 28
Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha bypolls in Maharashtra.
NCP candidate Madhukar Kukde had defeated Hemant
Patle of the BJP in the bypoll by 48,097 votes, the result of
which was declared on May 31.
The bypoll was necessitated due to the resignation of
sitting BJP MP Nana Patole.
Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, Ambedkar said
at 38.5 at 5pm, however, at 6pm, it rose up to 53.5.
"According to the Election Commission, a maximum of
only 101 people can vote. However, here, 140 people were seen
to have voted. How is this possible?" he asked.
"This happened because EVMs were possibly manipulated.
The EC should conduct an investigation in the phenomenal rise
When asked about an alliance with the Congress for the
upcoming Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections, Ambedkar
said, "We are told that the Congress has not been given a
green signal to hold talks with us by the party high command."
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM)
announced that they will forge an alliance for the Lok Sabha
and Maharashtra Assembly polls in 2019.
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