It’s EVM wave, not Modi wave, says AAP after poor show

RSTV Bureau
File Photo: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference at his residence in New Delhi on Monday.

File Photo: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference at his residence in New Delhi on Monday.

Aam Admi Party blamed faulty Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for the party’s dismal performance in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls in Delhi. AAP’s statement comes at a time when it is clear that BJP has swept all the three civic polls in Delhi.

“This is not a Modi wave, but an EVM wave,” Delhi Labour Minister and senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said.

The AAP leaders including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia were huddled at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence as the trends showed a poor show by the party.

The prospects of a “massive” defeat loomed large over AAP, close on the heels of the bypolls for Rajouri Garden Assembly seat where BJP-Akali Dal candidate won while the AAP candidate lost his security deposit.

Trends showed that AAP was trailing far behind BJP which has been accused by the Kejriwal led party of “corruption and mismanagement” during its 10 year rule.

Voting for 270 of the total 272 municipal wards was held on April 23.

(With inputs from PTI)