New Delhi: The BJP on the Tuesday said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has accepted defeat in the upcoming MCD polls by moving a petition in the Delhi high court, seeking a direction to the Election Commission to use VVPAT machines attached to Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said that the AAP has admitted its defeat in the municipal elections by filling a petition in the court for deferment of polls. “Seeking vote by paper ballot is just an alibi and the actual purpose is to get the polls deferred,” added Mr Tiwari.
The petition filed on Tuesday by Mohammad Tahir Hussain, who is the AAP candidate in civic polls, sought an urgent hearing from a bench of the High Court in view of the recent alleged incidents of EVM manipulation in various states.
Recently, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also demanded withdrawal of allegedly tampered EVMs brought from Rajasthan for MCD polls and said only VVPAT equipped voting machines should be used.
Voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) is a method of providing feedback to voters using a ballot less voting system.
The elections for 272 wards of the three municipal corporations are due on April 23.