New Delhi, May 22
Union Minister and BJP ally Ram Vilas Paswan today dubbed the opposition “sore losers” and claimed that their “desperation” over the VVPAT issue was an indication of their defeat in the Lok Sabha polls.
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief also asserted that his son Chirag Paswan has “all the capabilities to be a Union minister”. “I have been saying for many months now that when the Opposition heads towards defeat it starts complaining about EVM. Those opposing EVMs want to drag India back to the time when money and muscle power decided elections. The Supreme Court has heard the issue four times already. They are now concocting stories in the face of impending defeat. They are just sore losers,” Paswan said.
Leaders of 22 Opposition parties met the EC on Tuesday ahead of the LS results and demanded verification of VVPAT slips of randomly-selected polling stations before the counting of votes begins Thursday. The EC on Wednesday rejected the demand. — PTI