PDP President Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said the "silence" of the Election Commission (EC) was worrying even after "evidence" had come to the fore that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls were "being switched".
"Worrying that despite solid evidence about EVMs beingswitched, @ECISVEEP hasnt clarified any of these concerns (sic). A farcicalwave backed by dubious exit polls followed by manipulating EVMs is anotherBalakot in the making," she said in a tweet.
Reacting to exit polls predicting a clear majority for theBJP-led NDA in the next Lok Sabha, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministersaid a poll victory of the saffron party should not deter the resolve of peopleto fight for what is right."BJP winning or losing isn't the end of theworld. True that institutions were subverted & press standards plummeted.Yet many in the system & journalists with integrity stood up & raisedtheir voices. Hope these results don't deter their resolve to fight for what'sright," Mehbooba said.