Congress begins to limp again as doctored EVMs are no longer available

Just 15 days after Congress “swept” all five of Uttarkhand Lok Sabha seats, BJP wins the assembly seat of Kapkot. The Congress candidate comes third. What changed in a mere 15 days? Doctored voting machines, that is what changed. The Congress “wave” went away as soon as doctored EVMs were sent packing.

Uttarakhand: BJP Wins Kapkot Bypoll

After being drubbed in the Lok Sabha elections in Uttarakhand, the ruling BJP today heaved a sigh of relief when it won the Kapkot assembly seat in the by-election.

BJP’s Sher Singh Garhia defeated NCP’s Kunti Parhiar by a margin of 7,167 votes from Kapkot, the by-election for which was held on May 28. Congress candidate Chamu Singh Gasyal remained on the third spot.

Garhia was polled 13,823 votes, while Parihar managed to get 6,656 votes.

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7 responses to “Congress begins to limp again as doctored EVMs are no longer available

  1. There is every chance to believe this.. however, outlook india says, that the BJP was defeated only because of internal differences, and now the differences being sorted out, they are winning..

    This seems to be a logical one (although may not be true)

  2. Bharat Nair

    please see Shri.M.K.Dhar’s views (http://maloykrishnadhar.com/electoral-democracy-or-hindutwa-choice-before-bjp?cp=2)

    ” at several places the Parivar cadres even worked for Congress. In several places in Delhi, my personal knowledge indicate that the BJP booth managers had sold their boots and booth clusters to Congress candidates by accepting huge money. This was true in Delhi and even in Gujarat. Such deviation of Parivar cadre support is not new; it happened in 1980 when Indira Gandhi was supported by bulk of the Parivar cadres.”

    If this is true, then why blame poor EVMs?

  3. S

    Bharat Nair,
    I am going through the article that you have posted a link to, and right now am speechless. The chap does not seem to know that he is talking nonsense. Below are a few examples –

    “However, Manmohan government succeeded fabulously in globalizing the dastardly sea-borne attack on Mumbai by ISI pet Lashkar-e-Taiba. Never before had the U. S. Israeli and British intelligence helped India in unison.”

    From the article.

    This is NOT due to any effort of Manmohan government. The intelligence services of these countries helped us because their own citizens were killed in the Mumbai attacks.

    “In contrast, though failure of the Congress in security front was its main plank, the BJP led government in 1999 botched up the IC 814 hijacking incident. By its abject surrender to the demands of the jihadis the BJP government did earn sympathy of few families who had staged daily dharna before 7 RCR.”

    Oh, so the BJP surrendered to the jihadis ? What exactly could any sane government have done ? Let all those hostages be killed ?

    “The other frivolous issue that Advani brought up was the claim that if voted to power his government would retrieve lacs of crores Indian money stacked in Swiss banks. It created some media hype. But it had no impact on the electorate. Congress craftily threw back the missile by asserting that BJP did precious little to retrieve the money when it was in power.”

    The author thinks that lakhs of crores of rupees is a frivolous issue.

    The pressure on Switzerland was built up only recently by the Western countries who are struggling with recession and in the wake of this the Swiss buckled and handed over quite a lot of black money to countries who asked for it. India, under the leadership of Manmohan, is not asking for the names of account holders.

    I have yet to finish the article, but the author comes across either as a propaganda writer, or very ill-informed.

  4. Bharat Nair

    “I have yet to finish the article, but the author comes across either as a propaganda writer, or very ill-informed.”

    IMO, he’s neither. As it is very clear, he is not “sympathetic to hindu cause. But from his writings, I understand that he has in him nationalistic feelings ( though he “claims”).

    Regarding “swiss bank” issue, It MUST be understood that, this issue was FIRST (according to google search) raised by Shri.Rajiv dixit (of Aazaadi Bachao Andolan) during 2002/2004 and then BJP was ruling India.

    • S

      “Regarding “swiss bank” issue, It MUST be understood that, this issue was FIRST (according to google search) raised by Shri.Rajiv dixit (of Aazaadi Bachao Andolan) during 2002/2004 and then BJP was ruling India.”

      It does not matter who raised it first – I personally heard about Swiss banks when the Bofors scandal broke. The fact is that never before America and European countries had pressured Switzerland as they did after recession hit them hard. Germany offered us the names of some account holders, but Manmohan government was just not interested in the names EVEN FOR FREE ; leave alone requesting the Swiss for the names of all the account holders.

      • Bharat Nair

        “It does not matter who raised it first – I personally heard about Swiss banks when the Bofors scandal broke. The fact is that never before America and European countries had pressured Switzerland as they did after recession hit them hard. Germany offered us the names of some account holders, but Manmohan government was just not interested in the names EVEN FOR FREE ; leave alone requesting the Swiss for the names of all the account holders.”

        Now its pretty clear that UPA will not take any action in this issue on its own. Several cabinet ministers had openly opposed even before the election.

  5. Bharat Nair

    More details about Swiss money
    http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20021125/punjab1.htm

    Search for rajiv dixit in this page. Note the date (Monday, November 25, 2002, Chandigarh, India)

    “The Azadi Bachaon Anadolan, a Maharashtra-based organisation, which is against the concept of globalisation, has claimed that they had a list of 419 political leaders (dead and alive) who had accounts in Swiss Banks where they stashed their black money. Stating this to mediapersons here yesterday, the organisation Convener, Mr Rajiv Dixit, said they were now in the process of preparing a list of government officials and film stars who had deposited their black earnings in Swiss Banks.”

    See another reference here.
    Hindutva parivar By M. G. Chitkara
    (http://books.google.com/books?id=nUohXJC-RZUC&pg=PA98&lpg=PA98&dq=rajiv+dixit+%2B+swiss+money&source=bl&ots=LeL13MHZUn&sig=x5HBKquwGTvVBhnQkxGYco3J-uM&hl=en&ei=ENksSomKHJbCMdaMxMcJ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4)

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