As the Lok Sabha Elections are around the corner, the news of EVM machines malfunctioning have also started making rounds. The latest news has come from Rampur, the constituency which is in controversy due to the debate between SP candidate Azam Khan and BJP candidate Jayaprada.
(Courtesy: India Today)
Abdulla Khan, the son of Azam Khan has claimed that the process of voting in the constituency is not fast enough as around 300 voting machines are not in the working condition. He even claimed that due to heavy voting in the favor of his father, Azam Khan, the opposition has hampered with the machines.
Thinking about it rationally, being a technological device, EVMs can malfunction, but malfunctioning of 300 machines simultaneously does seem a bit strange.
In all this political game, one should not ignore the fact that Rampur has always been an important constituency for SP. Also, the recent controversy on his remarks on Jayaprada can well be the reason of his impending loss there. In such a situation, blaming EVM is the safest option that he has.
The EC, however, has denied all the claims made by Abdulla Khan.