After senior Congress MLA Roshan Baig revolted against Congress leadership in Karnataka, one more party MLA K Sudhakar registered dissent note. He too questioned that why the issue of alleged EVM manipulation was being brought into the discourse about the Lok Sabha exit poll predictions.
Sudhakar’s stand is contrary to that of the Congress, which has joined other opposition parties in upping the ante on alleged EVM tampering or manipulation ahead of the counting of votes.
The Congress MLA’s remarks came a day after senior party lawmaker Roshan Baig unleashed a scathing attack on its state leadership, calling Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Dinesh Gundu Rao a “flop show” and party general secretary K C Venugopal a “buffoon”.
Sudhakar, who had often been vocal in airing his grievances against the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in the southern state, tweeted on Tuesday night, saying EVM tampering and exit polls were two different things.
The Chikkaballapura MLA tweeted: “Personally I am confused why the issue of EVM manipulation is being brought into conversation while talking about the exit poll results. When in fact the exit poll results indicate the feeling of the voter at the conclusion of polling”.
However, later Sudhakar clarified that he had only said exit polls had nothing to do with EVM tampering.”I have only spoken about exit polls because some people have a difference of opinion on them. I said it had nothing to do with EVM tampering because exit polls are conducted on the polling day,” he added.