TPCC urges CEC for counting of VVPAT slips before declaring Munugode result

TPCC senior vice-president G Niranjan requested the Chief Election Commissioner for a physical counting of all VVPAT slips before declaring the Munugode the result

G Niranjan (Hans India)

MUNUGODE: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) senior vice-president G Niranjan on Saturday requested the Chief Election Commissioner Rajeev Kumar for a physical counting of all Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips before declaring the Munugode the result for the Assembly by-election on November 6 (Sunday).

In a letter addressed to the CEC, the Telangana Congress leader referred to the video clippings released by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) at a press meet on November 3 with regard to the alleged negotiations for the poaching of four TRS MLAs, carried out by three deal brokers with the ruling party legislators. He said that one of the accused, Ramachandra Bharati, mentioned during the conversation that they would remain in power if Electronic Voter Machines (EVM) were used. He quoted the alleged statement of the deal broker – "We do not operate EVMs but do operations with them" – in his letter.

"Though the EVMs cannot be hacked, the conversation raised several doubts about their (possible) misuse in the Munugode Assembly Constituency by-election," said Niranjan, urging the CEC to investigate the matter before declaring the results.

Earlier, KCR had played a few video's clips to expose the alleged failed poaching attempt by the deal brokers from Delhi to lure a few TRS MLAs and encourage them to leave the party for good. KCR claimed that the video clips contained damning evidence to expose 'Operation Aakarsh.'

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