Prakash Javadekar claims Opposition making EVM 'excuse' as parties know they will face defeat in Lok Sabha polls

Jaipur: Taking a swipe at the Opposition for forming a committee on the voting machine issue, Union minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday said the parties were going to face defeat in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and therefore they have started to look for excuses.

Exuding confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will again form the government at the Centre, the human resource development minister said his party will get more votes and more seats as compared to the previous Lok Sabha elections.

File image of Union minister Prakash Javadekar. Reuters

File image of Union minister Prakash Javadekar. Reuters

"In Kolkata rally, they did not form manifesto committee, they also did not set up any committee to look into that what will be their common minimum programme, but they formed only one committee and it was about EVM (electronic voting machine). They know they are going to lose elections so they want to make EVMs the excuse of their defeat," Javadekar said at a press conference here.

"The Opposition has no leader and no vision while we have the vision of an India without casteism, communalism, terrorism, appeasement and unemployment," he added.

He also accused the Congress of becoming narrow-minded party. "NDA will get tremendous success in the leadership of Narendra Modi. We will get more seats and votes compared to the last elections," Javadekar said.

In Rajasthan, Javadekar said, the party has set a target to win all the 25 Lok Sabha seats.

On a question related to former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, who skipped a party's meeting on Monday, Javadekar said she was in Jhalawar on a personal visit.

"She is a popular leader and will be in an important role here as the national vice president in the party," he said.

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Updated Date: Jan 22, 2019 15:48:26 IST

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