Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the opposition saying as half of the polling for Lok Sabha elections over, Opposition is aware that they will get 'zero battery sannata.
Election Commission officials in Delhi put the voting percentage at 64.66. Final figures are likely to change as queues of voters were seen at several centres even after the scheduled time for voting ended.
Tushar Vellapally is the chairperson of the BDJS, the second biggest ally of the BJP-led NDA, who besides CPI leader P.P. Suneer is in the fray from Wayanad, where Congress president Rahul Gandhi is also contesting from
Most of the criticism of EVMs appears to stem from a knee-jerk mistrust of technology. The authors have studied and analysed EVMs across India first-hand for years, ever since they were first introduced; and feel completely confident that they are tamper- and hack-proof, and cite their reasons for it.
To emphasise how important the male vote is to the NDA: if no women, only men had voted in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the NDA would have won by an enormous landslide with 376 seats. However, if no men, only women had voted, the NDA would have won 265 seats—which would have been seven seats short of the majority mark.