Taking a dig on the political events who had alleged manipulation of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) on many events, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, Sunil Arora, on Thursday stated he was grateful that the difficulty this time was sluggish counting.
“I’m thankful to those (political parties) who have not raised doubts about the manipulation of EVM this time,” he stated after his go to to Rajghat, together with election commissioners, on Thursday.
When requested concerning the allegations levelled by the opposition events in Bihar about irregularities and sluggish counting to assist the ruling National Democratic Alliance, the CEC stated that there have been solely seven folks on a counting desk because of Covid-19 as in comparison with 14 beneath regular circumstances. “There were an additional 33,000 polling booths and that is why the counting was slow. This time, Bihar had over one lakh polling stations. As much as 63 per cent additional electronic voting machines were used, so counting took time,” he stated.
The CEC added he thanked Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi for the profitable completion of the Bihar polls.
“This is the first election during this COVID-19 pandemic and the Election Commission took all safety measures to ensure social distancing.”