EVM allegations 'bogus' says Nitish Kumar
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said that people are raising bogus questions on the credibility of EVMs, adding that such statements show that the Opposition is nervous ahead of the Lok Sabha poll results
New Delhi, May 21: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said that people are raising bogus questions on the credibility of EVMs, adding that such statements show that the Opposition is nervous ahead of the Lok Sabha poll results.
"All the allegation pertaining to the EVMs are bogus. I believe that after the introductions of the EVMs, the elections in India have become transparent. How can somebody disturb an EVM? This is a technology and one should note that every time questions were raised on the machine, the Election Commission has given a clarification. From the beginning I was in favor of installing EVMs," Nitish said
Nitish Kumar also talked about the contentious issues of Article 370 and Uniform Civil Code and said that JD(U) has no contradiction over these issues. "There's no contradiction. We've always maintained Article 370 shouldn't be scrapped, Uniform Civil Code shouldn't be imposed," Nitish said.
Talking about Ayodhya issue, Nitish Kumar said that the dispute should be resolved either through mutual understanding or court's intervention. "The dispute should be resolved through mutual agreement/court's intervention. We've maintained this since we first forged an alliance with BJP," Nitish said, adding that BJP's stand on these issues is not new and it is known to everyone. "A party has its own stand but when there is an alliance, all of this is discussed. So there is no problem there," remarked the JD(U) leader.
Nitish Kumar is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi to attend a dinner hosted by BJP president Amit Shah for NDA allies and before flying from Patna.
Meanwhile, besides Nitish, several other NDA leaders including Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and AIADMK leaders E K Palaniswamy and O. Pannerselvam are expected to attend Shah's dinner at BJP headquarters in Delhi.
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