Delhi High Court moved over ‘faulty EVMs’ used in DUSU elections

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Three candidates who contested the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections have moved the Delhi High Court challenging the results. Submitting a plea in the high court, the candidates have alleged that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were tampered with.

The plea questions as to how “privately procured” EVMs could have been used in the DUSU elections. The plea seeks securing of the EVMs used in the elections.

Notably, counting of votes in the DUSU elections was suspended temporarily on Thursday as members of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) created uproar alleging that the EVMs were faulty. The counting was stopped for almost an hour.

“The polls are being held at the behest of the central government. The EVMs were tampered with. We want fresh elections,” Rocky Tuseed of the NSUI had said.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also questioned the Election Commission over the issue. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief had questioned as to how the EVMs could be privately procured for use.

“From where can you procure EVMs privately? Doesn’t ECI claim that no one can manufacture or buy or sell EVMs privately? Isn’t anyone found in possession of EVMs without EC’s permission guilty of criminal offence?” Kejriwal had tweeted.

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