Modi Thwarts Congress’ Bid to Rig EVMs!
I guess that’s the sort of headline that might run in the minds of some folks when they read about the Gujarat bypoll results.
BJP trounced Congress winning five out of seven seats – including Congress bastions like Jasdan and Chotila – raising its tally in the 182-member assembly from 117 to 121. The saffron party, however, lost Kodinar and Dhoraji. What makes BJP’s revenge sweeter is the fact that Congress had won six out of these seven seats in 2007. [TOI]
Please note that out of the 7 seats for which polls were held, as many as 6 were with Congress just a couple of years ago.
Of course, if you are a committed conspiracy nut, you could also just assume that the Congress did not rig these elections precisely so that they could neutralise people like you (the world revolves arounds you, isn’t that how you’ve always felt?) – and then rig the next election – the one that really matters!