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The EC says it must ensure accuracy after the AAP questions the “delay”


NEW DELHI: The Electoral Commission declared on Sunday that 62.59% of the final electoral participation was registered in the elections to the Delhi assembly and defended the “delay” in the publication of the final figures.

“The electoral participation in Delhi was 62.59%. It is approximately 2% more than the elections of Lok Sabha,” Delhi chief of elections Ranbir Singh told reporters during a press conference.

By minimizing the criticism of AAP that there was a delay in the announcement of the final figures, Singh said there was no unusual delay in the announcement of the final figure of electoral participation and explained that the officers who returned were busy with the scrutiny of the data throughout the night to ensure its accuracy.

“The returning officers were busy all night. Thereafter, a scrutiny was carried out, followed by one data entry per assembly. Data entry is very important to maintain accuracy,” said Singh.

Another survey panel official explained that they received data from 13,780 polling stations that had to be counted accurately.

“We have to give an account of each and every one of the votes, and the process takes time. There is no doubt of delay. It is a process and the data is shared when it is final,” said the official.

Relieving AAP’s fears about the alleged transportation of EVM on DTC buses, Singh said the machines in question were “reserve” and that Sunday at 2 p.m. A meeting was held in the presence of representatives of all political parties where everyone expressed their satisfaction.

Earlier today, AAP questioned the “delay” by the EC in giving the final figures and asked if the voting panel was waiting for the consent of the BJP office.

“Absolutely shocking. What is the EC doing? Why don’t they publish electoral participation figures, several hours after the poll?” Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.

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Hitting the Electoral Commission, the deputy of Kejriwal and leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Manish Sisodia, asked the voting panel if he had not yet received the final electoral participation figure from the BJP office.

“The leaders of BJP are giving figures of electoral participation and, on the other hand, the Electoral Commission has not been able to give the final voting percentage 24 hours after the voting was finished,” Sisodia said in a tweet in Hindi.

“The Delhi elections were held yesterday. It is for the first time in the 70 years of Indian history that the Electoral Commission is not willing to say the percentage of electoral participation, even after 24 hours of voting. It means” Kahin kuch daal mei kaala hai, koi khel chal rha hai ander hi ander, “(something is wrong and a hidden game or conspiracy is being played),” AAP leader Sanjay Singh said at a press conference here.

(With PTI tickets)

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