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What about EVM functioning now, ask Twitterati

New Delhi

23-December-2019

As election results of the Jharkhand Assembly made it clear that the JMM-Congress-RJD was headed for a simple majority, Twitter users questioned the oft-repeated allegations on the misuse of EVMs in the past.

Users made fun of those who have in the past questioned the use of Electronic Voting Machines. BJP leader Shazia Ilmi wrote on @shaziailmi: "We will not blame the EVMs. We will not curse the EC. We will not abuse the SC. We will accept the verdict. We will work harder!"

One user commented: "So EVMs have suddenly started working fine today! Faith in democracy, judiciary, electoral process, and Constitution restored."

Another user said: "Not a single BJP supporter blamed EVMs for the Jharkhand loss. That's the difference...!"

Tagging a tweet by senior Congress leader P.Chidambaram that said "dented in Haryana, denied in Maharashtra, defeated in Jharkhand. That is the story of the BJP in 2019...", one BJP supporters remarked: "You are now trying to say that EVMs are fine. Suddenly talks about EVMs have vanished."

One post read: "Opposition parties accuse EVMs for their defeat, but when they win, they call it a victory of democracy."

Another Twitter user posted a TV news clipping and wrote: "BJP is blaming EVMs for Jharkhand result! We need to find if the EVMs are working fine or not: BJP spokesperson."IANS