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Posted at: Oct 21, 2019, 7:04 AM; last updated: Oct 21, 2019, 12:08 PM (IST)

EC notice to BJP candidate after video claiming he ‘fixed’ EVMs goes viral

Parveen Arora
Tribune News Service
Karnal, October 20

The Election Commission has served a notice to the BJP candidate from Assandh in Haryana after a video of him telling people that he had ‘fixed’ the EVMs and would know who they cast their vote for went viral.

Bakshish Singh Virk was even heard saying that he and his supporters had tampered with the EVMs in a way that every vote would go to the BJP, irrespective of the button the voters press.

“The video came to my notice and I have served a notice to BJP candidate to give his reply,” said District Election Officer Vinay Pratap Singh.

Meanwhile, the Congress candidate from Assandh, Shamsher Singh Gogi demanded action against the candidate from the Election Commission.

“The Election Commission should take it seriously as Virk is claiming it publicly that they have set the EVMs. Legal action should be taken against him, besides cancelling his candidature,” said Gogi.

However Virk and BJP district president Jagmohan Anand claimed that the video was doctored. 

“I respect the Election Commission and the EVMs. The video is edited. It is a conspiracy against me to malign my image,” said Virk.

Anand said that he got the video clip verified and it was found to be doctored.  

“We respect the Election Commission and Virk did not say anything over the setting of EVMs. Nobody can set the EVMs,” said Anand.


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