Delhi Election Commissioner MK Srivastava has rejected Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal’s demands to postpone MCD elections by a month or two. He’s, however, forward his request to the Election Commission of India.
Kejriwal on Friday had demanded that the municipal polls be “postponed” by a month or two till arrangements are made to use VVPAT-equipped machines along with EVMs.
He had met the Delhi State Election Commissioner and alleged that “redundant” pre-2006 electronic voting machines (EVMs) that were “junked” and can be “hacked even by a child” are going to be used in the April 23 municipal polls.
“He (SEC) said he will write to the Chief Election Commissioner. But there is one week left for the polls. So there’s no possibility of replacing the machines or bring VVPAT machines. So I told him to postpone it by 1-2 months by writing to the CEC,” Kejriwal told reporters.