Why is Arvind Kejriwal decrying and blaming EVM on his defeat? by Jahnvi Sharma
Answer by Jahnvi Sharma:
Before the verdict of 2017 elections, all of us, even I, were sure of AAP forming a govt in Punjab (I had my doubts about Goa). This may be due to the images circulated by supporters of AAP in which lakhs of people participated in AK rallies. Even Arvind Kejriwal and his supporters were so confident of winning in Punjab.
In short, AAP’s win in Punjab and SAD’s defeat was inevitable before the verdict.
The people of Punjab gave all of us a surprise and elected Congress. Arvind Kejriwal, being disheartened due to this huge defeat decided to blame EVMs. He can’t blame Modi as elections come under EC, so he simple blamed EVMs. I can see AAP supporters sharing links of USA being able to hack EVMs etc. but this is certainly of no use.
If the largest democracy of the world goes for ballots, then it will be a regressive step. He, along with Mayawati and Congress should have accepted defeat gracefully. It clearly shows that they don’t believe in democracy.