Bengaluru: 'I am confused' - Congress MLA questions raking up EVM issue after exit poll

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 22: Even as opposition parties are raising concerns with regard to EVMs being tampered, Chikkaballapura Congress MLA K Sudhakar differed from his party’s stand and questioned as to why EVM manipulation issue is brought up only when exit poll is being discussed.

With the exit polls declaring another term for PM Modi, the Congress MLA’s dissenting view could be an indication for trouble brewing within Congress.

Many are of the opinion that the Lok Sabha polls will be a deciding factor for the longevity of the Congress – JD(S) coalition in Karnataka.

"Personally I am confused why the issue of EVM manipulation is being brought into conversation while talking about the exit poll results. When in fact the exit poll results indicate the feeling of the voter at the conclusion of polling," Sudhakar tweeted.

Meanwhile, deputy chief minister G Parameshwara dismissed differences between coalition partners. "I don't think that the national result will have any impact on the state government. We are in a very different stage politically since we are in a coalition. Congress and JD(S) high command should instruct their leaders to contain this," he told the media.

It may be recalled that two days after the exit polls came out, and ahead of the counting for the Lok Sabha elections on May 23, as many as 22 top opposition leaders met the Election Commission demanding to verify the VVPAT slips with the EVM figures. They alleged tampering of electronic voting machines (EVM).

However, their plea was rejected by the Election Commission. Congress then hit back and nicknamed electronic voting machines (EVMs) as 'election victory machines' and said Election Commission has become an 'enfeebled commission'.

Top Stories

Comment on this article

  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Lord BRAHMA knows....,

    DisAgree [4] Agree Reply Report Abuse

  • VR, Udupi

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Some of the new Congress candidates are actually much more sensible than old candidates not to mention, they have less exposure to corruption. Those political parties that are questioning the EVMs after the exit poll results were out are making desperate attempt to tarnish the image of EC and the great Indian election system. Sure, because of the massive system, there may be small issues here and there, but to a large extent, the system is working well. Even in advanced countries like US, there are suspicions on EVMs where it is used in most states, but political leaders gracefully accept the defeat and move on. With all the representatives of the parties present at the counting center and monitoring the movement of the EVMs, there is no way massive rigging possible. So, just like Vajpayee's NDA accepted the defeat, the UPA parties should accept the defeat and if the current NDA is defeated, then, it has to do the same. That is the beauty of democracy.

    DisAgree [3] Agree [17] Reply Report Abuse

  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Thu, May 23 2019

    At least this MLA has some brain...
    Face the music...

    If result comes in your favour and against exit poll predictions then celebrate...

    DisAgree [3] Agree [18] Reply Report Abuse

  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Thu, May 23 2019

    No wrong in raising the doubt anytime when they doubt EVM are misused and hacked.

    DisAgree [21] Agree [8] Reply Report Abuse

  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Thu, May 23 2019

    A medical doctor by profession, one of the few educated in the party, understands the logic and facts and accepts the success or failure with grace.

    DisAgree [3] Agree [19] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Exit Polls are the root of all problems & should be Banned ...

    DisAgree [20] Agree [7] Reply Report Abuse

  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Ha . . . . ha . . . . ha . . . . 196/82/61 leading

    DisAgree [1] Agree [8] Reply Report Abuse

  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Why EC denying to count vvpat slips if they’re sincere ?

    DisAgree [14] Agree [12] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jairam Mulky, Moodabidri

    Wed, May 22 2019

    What happens if oppositions wins majority? Kya hoga then....any thoughts?

    DisAgree [2] Agree [6] Reply Report Abuse

  • YASHH, Mangalore

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Than EVMS are working fine, cannot be hacked... All PAPPUS commenting the same here..

    DisAgree [2] Agree [4] Reply Report Abuse

  • Saurabh, Udupi

    Wed, May 22 2019

    This MLA is sleeping!! EVM manipulation issue was there from the beginning of the election. Seing the exit pole he is confused and may be like Roshan Baig wanted to join BJP.

    DisAgree [10] Agree [10] Reply Report Abuse

  • Mr Clean, Mangalore

    Wed, May 22 2019

    Is he trying to market himself?. Don't be confused and don't sit on the fence, there is only one party from whom you may receive a call for being thier spokesman.

    DisAgree [8] Agree [2] Reply Report Abuse

  • Eminef, Mangalore

    Wed, May 22 2019

    Strong candidate to jump into another camp. Looks like money credited into his account

    DisAgree [7] Agree [6] Reply Report Abuse

  • Robin, Byndoor

    Wed, May 22 2019

    He accepted. It is straight forward message. Exit polls are not conducted using EVMs. Opposition is not ready to accept exit polls and evms... They accept only their win...

    They had not raised this issue in earlier north indian state elections. Strange guys...

    DisAgree Agree [11] Reply Report Abuse

Leave a Comment

Title : Bengaluru: 'I am confused' - Congress MLA questions raking up EVM issue after exit poll


You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.

Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image