23 October, 2020

The EC jokes

The EC asking a political party to introspect over complaints of rigging is like the Supreme Court asking a petitioner not to litigate but to meditate.

The EC jokes
outlookindia.com
2017-04-08T10:54:01+05:30

The Election Commission is not supposed to crack jokes about its constitutional mandate. The EC asking a political party to introspect over complaints of rigging is like the Supreme Court asking a petitioner not to litigate but to meditate. The Commission’s job is to hold elections and then to politely clarify doubts about the poll process. Mayawati, no doubt, made a mess of things by scooting after shooting from the hip about Electronic Voting Machines getting tampered with during the Uttar Pradesh polls. She did not wait for the counting to get over, nor did she work overtime to offer a shred of evidence to prove her claim. Every machine was tested in the presence of her representative and neither the supreme statuesque leader nor her followers made any complaints about the machines before the polls. Even on the day of the counting, she did not elaborate why she claimed the EVMs were rigged. It was clear that she was just a bad loser.

That is not the case with Arvind Kejriwal. He was offering reasons to claim that the machines were manipulated. They may not be good...

unsub

THIS ARTICLE IS PRICELESS...

To read this piece, and more such stories in India's most exciting and exacting magazine, plus get access to our 25-year archives goldmine, please subscribe.


More from Rajesh Ramachandran


Latest Magazine

October 26, 2020
content

other articles from the issue

articles from the previous issue

Other magazine section