According to a story published in Gujarati daily Divya Bhaskar, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Naran Rathwa has alleged rigging in electronic voting machines during the Gujarat elections.
Rathwa said if the results are as per the exit polls, then all elected Congress MLAs will submit their resignations and demand a re-election.
While results are yet to arrive, the Gujarat Congress’s EVM cry is not new.
In October 2010 when Gujarat Congress faced massive defeat in civic polls in Gujarat, its three top leaders in the State Shaktisinh Gohil, Shankersinh Vaghela and Siddharth Patel called a press conference and alleged that Modi had rigged the EVMs.
And they didn’t just limit themselves to merely holding a press conference to make allegations, they went to court challenging the EVMs. Four Congress candidates went to Ahmedabad’s Civil court alleging rigging in EVMs. Later, both the Election Commission and the EVM maker company had to issue clarifications.