Arvind Kejriwal’s EVM allegations are a farrago of fact and myth
“I see broken Electronic Voting Machines….” Arvind Kejriwal could well star in a political thriller scripted by Manoj Night Shyamalan. His obsession with pointing fingers at others and proclaiming himself as the messiah of Indian politics is beginning to wear thin with the public.
The drubbing at the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Delhi municipal elections despite ten years of shoddy civic management by the BJP-ruled corporation is a stinging rebuke to Kejriwal’s brand of politics. And since then, the chaos with the Aam Aadmi Party has only worsened. The noise against the former anti-corruption crusader’s style of governance has also reached a crescendo.
The AAP has even got a notice from the Income Tax department for suspicious donations. This, after Kapil Mishra, a former minister in Kejriwal’s cabinet, levelled serious charges of bribery and corruption against him. In this context, AAP’s EVM stunt in the Delhi Assembly seems a desperate attempt to divert focus away from the internal strife within the party. Kejriwal is yet to give any convincing response to the allegations levelled against him. The issue of Electronic Voting Machines and if they can be tampered with has no clear answers.
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