Introspect Punjab polls result, unfair to blame EVMs: EC to AAP

The Election Commission on Sunday hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party and asked the party to introspect for its poor performance in recent polls than alleging tampering of EVMs. In a strongly-worded letter, the
Punjab Assembly Elections 2017, Punjab, Assemble - India TV Source: PTI
India TV News Desk New Delhi 02 Apr 2017, 08:36 PM IST

The Election Commission on Sunday hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party and asked the party to introspect for its poor performance in recent polls than alleging tampering of EVMs.

In a strongly-worded letter, the EC also said it is for the AAP "to introspect as to why your party could not perform as per your expectations and it is unfair on your part to attribute unsatisfactory poll performance of your party to the alleged tamperability of EVMS."

The poll watchdog said after declaration of results only alternative available to verify the data of votes cast is to file an Election Petition before the High Court concerned. 

The AAP alleged that poll authorities in Punjab had refused to accept its demand to tally results with paper trail rpt trail audit. 

The party had moved the Commission over reliability of the machines and the results of Punjab polls.

(With inputs from PTI)

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