Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, election strategist Prashant Kishor and other AAP leaders were present in the meeting held at Kejriwal’s residence.
New Delhi| With exit polls in Delhi unanimously predicting an easy win for the ruling AAP, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called a meeting of senior leaders of the party and its election strategist Prashant Kishor to discuss the security of Electronic Voting Machines ahead of counting day on Tuesday, sources said.
Emerging from the meeting, Sanjay Singh said, “EVMs that should be taken directly to the strong room after getting sealed, are still with some officers. It is an incident of Babarpur. A similar incident is being reported from Vishwas Nagar.”
“Therefore, arrangements must be made outside the strong room for our party workers and our MLAs, so that they can guard and make sure that EVMs are not tampered with,” he added.
Meanwhile, the BJP dismissed the exit polls with the party’s state unit chief Manoj Tiwari claiming that all exit polls will be proved wrong on the result day, February 11. Home Minister Amit Shah also held a meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs this evening after exit polls predicted a dismal performance by the national party.
All the major exit polls have predicted an AAP return in Delhi this year with most of them predicting 50-55 seats for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party in the 70-member Delhi assembly.
However, an exit poll by Sudarshan News claims that the BJP will win anywhere in between 40-45 seats.
In the 70-member National capital Assembly, 36 is the winning mark.
There are 70 assembly constituencies in Delhi. While Aam Adami Party, Congress and BJP remain the three major parties, together all the political parties have fielded 672 candidates. The election campaign for this assembly election remained high-pitched and bitter as Shaheen Bagh and Anti-CAA Protests dominated the narrative.