Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday wrote to the State Election Commission asking it not to use the Generation 1 EVMs used in Rajasthan for the upcoming MCD polls in the capital. Questioning the SEC’s decision to procure the “obsolete and discarded” machines, Kejriwal, in a letter addressed to state election commissioner S K Srivastava, demanded that MCD elections should be conducted using only VVPAT machines and Generation 1 machines should be immediately withdrawn.
The party's move comes a day after media reports stated that a few machines, used during the bypoll in Rajasthan's Dholpur, may have been "tampered with". Senior AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Dilip Pandey were part of the delegation. The party said that in the bypolls in Dholpur constituency, 18 EVMs were found to have been tampered with in such a manner that regardless of the button pressed on the EVMs, the vote was registered for the BJP.