AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal has decided to take his EVM (Electronic Voting Machine) hacking theory to the next level. Even though the Election Commission of India had sent him a detailed reply on why EVMs can’t be hacked, Arvind Kejriwal is unconvinced.
The Delhi Chief Minister claims that since he is from IIT, he knows at least 10 ways of hacking EVMs. He probably is banking upon his IIT credentials to make people believe that EVM hacking is possible, and that the only way AAP can be defeated is through EVM hacking.
Taking this theory forward, Kejriwal has now announced that he will launch a “movement” if the MCD election results were in line with the exit poll results that predicted a BJP sweep. Even though exit poll results are based on media agencies talking to voters, AAP leaders had earlier blamed EVMs even for the exit polls results.
Although it’s not clear what this “movement” will be in wake of AAP’s defeat in the MCD polls, Kejriwal’s statements suggest that it could as well be a violent agitation. He has been reported as saying “eent se eent baja denge” in Hindi (literally it means to demolish or ruin something by reducing it to a rubble of bricks), which means AAP will be ready for a decisive battle.
Kejriwal’s critics have often termed him an anarchist who loves to see confused crowds in chaos, and his latest movement is being seen as a step towards that anarchy. Also this announcement by Kejriwal raises a question that whether he is slowly starting to give up his on political dream and has decided to go back to his roots by starting to indulge in old fashioned activism?
Nonetheless, such a refusal by Kejriwal to accept the democratic process and the possibility of him turning into a sore loser amused many people:
— Shefali Vaidya (@ShefVaidya) April 25, 2017
Going to be a nasty summer. Cashmere, Naxals, Kejriwal and other assorted malcontent. https://t.co/DkdIY4VZVn
— Barbarian Indian (@barbarindian) April 24, 2017
— MediaCrooks (@mediacrooks) April 24, 2017
— maninder (@rippysethi) April 24, 2017
Movement? Like Chairman Mao’s Long March? https://t.co/vOeS4qm5YO
— J Gopikrishnan (@jgopikrishnan70) April 24, 2017
But perhaps the best reaction came from Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Singh Bagga, who decided to send him some bricks so that he can fulfill his promise of “eent se eent baja denge“:
केजरीवाल जी ने कहा है जी अगर हार गए तो ईंट से ईंट बजा देंगे।हार तो उनकी निश्चित है इसलिए मैंने उपहार मे 2 ईंट भेजदी है,घर बैठ कर बजाते रहे pic.twitter.com/NHcm8a6f5b
— Tajinder Pal S Bagga (@TajinderBagga) April 25, 2017