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INDIA bloc urges ECI to count postal ballots first; BJP alleges opposition undermining direction of

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INDIA bloc and BJP leaders meet ECI: INDIA bloc’s delegation also met with the Election Price, with Sitaram Yechury of the CPI(M) calling for adhering to their demands, including that the postal ballots be counted first and offered and after that, the EVM counting will derive to commence. “We are asserting that it’ll derive to be adopted.”

Because the nation braces itself for the announcement of Lok Sabha election results on June 4, leaders from the opposition INDIA bloc visited the Election Price of India (ECI) with a flurry of demands. At the identical time, including to the charged political ambiance, Union Ministers and vital BJP figures, Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman, also made their presence felt on the ECI.

Union Minister Piyush Goyal criticised what BJP perceived as makes an attempt by INDIA bloc to tarnish the sanctity of India’s democratic processes.

“We had to name upon ECI currently, in gentle of the repeated makes an attempt by a portion of the political events led by the Indian National Congress and their INDI alliance companions and determined motivated civil society groups and NGOs who’re trying their level easiest to undermine the integrity of India’s electoral direction of. Their efforts against India’s sturdy electoral direction of are a reveal assault on our democratic institutions,” Goyal acknowledged put up-meeting with the plump bench of Election Price members.

Goyal elaborated on the BJP’s four demands made for the duration of their meeting. Goyal acknowledged, “We derive now requested EC every legitimate engaged within the counting direction of be fully conversant with the minutest little print of the prescribed direction of and engage diligently with all EC protocols…second, to maintain obvious that security and security of the electoral direction of for the duration of the counting and announcement of results…third, to take cognisance of the systematic makes an attempt to undermine the electoral direction of and take stringent action against those to blame.”

INDIA bloc meets EC officials

INDIA bloc’s delegation also met with the Election Price, with Sitaram Yechury of the CPI(M) calling for adhering to their demands, including that the postal ballots be counted first and offered and after that, the EVM counting will derive to commence. “We are asserting that it’ll derive to be adopted.”

D Raja of the CPI underscored the importance of upholding the Behavior of Election ideas 1961.

Meanwhile, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing the Congress, outlined a divulge plan referring to the counting repeat of postal ballots and EVMs.

“Our grievance is that this statutory rule of this 2019 guideline has been given goodbye. The Election Price has repealed this 2019 follow. The acquire end result’s that by manner of follow, EVMs would possibly per chance well perchance be counted and if EVMs counting gets over sooner than the postal ballot, it’ll peaceable be performed,” Singhvi acknowledged.

(With inputs from agencies)

Heena Sharma

Heena Sharma is a digital journalist who writes largely on most up-to-date geopolitical developments. @HeenaSharma0819

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