Why did NDA go to Election Commission after India alliance, Piyush Goyal told everything

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi : Even though the exit polls before the Lok Sabha elections predicted the victory of the NDA, the ruling party is in no mood to take any kind of laxity before the election results. In this sequence, a delegation of BJP reached the Election Commission. The delegation was led by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. During the meeting with the Election Commission, the BJP stressed on fully following all the protocols during the counting of votes. Earlier, the delegation of India Alliance had met the Election Commission. India Alliance had raised the issue related to the counting of postal ballots and the announcement of its results before the Commission.

What did BJP say?

Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that today a BJP delegation led by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met the Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners and demanded and urged them to take 4 important steps. First, we have requested the Election Commission that every officer engaged in the counting process should be fully familiar with the smallest details of the prescribed process and follow all the protocols of the Election Commission with utmost sincerity… Second, the security of the electoral process should be ensured during counting and declaration of results… Third, take cognizance of systematic efforts to undermine the electoral process and take strict action against those responsible.

India alliance also reached the commission

Earlier, a delegation of leaders of the opposition 'India' alliance met the full bench of the Election Commission on Sunday. The opposition group urged to ensure compliance with all guidelines during the counting of votes of the Lok Sabha elections on June 4. These guidelines also include declaring the results of postal ballots before the results of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said that this is the third time that a delegation of opposition leaders visited the Election Commission during the general elections. Singhvi said that the delegation urged the officials to ensure, among other things, that postal ballots are counted and their results are declared before the EVM results are declared.

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