SHASHI THAROOR

BJP IS A SINKING SHIP: SHASHI THAROOR

ANM News Desk: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, unfazed by the exit polls called the the BJP led NDA a sinking ship adding that he does not take these poll results seriously.

A day before the results, Tharoor went on to claim that all exit polls are biased towards the ruling party. He assured that BJP was not going to score as high as predicted.

EC EVM

PARTIES RETALIATE FOLLOWING EC’S DECISION ON EVM ISSUE

ANM News Desk: The Election Commission on Wednesday rejected the Opposition’s demand related to the EVMs and VVPAT slips.

Following the decision, opposition parties have taken to Twitter expressing their dissaproval.

CPI(M) tweeted,“A step could have been taken to ensure transparency and trust in the counting process.”

SHIVRAJ

HIGH HOPES FOR BJP LEADER

ANM News Desk: Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan stated that the BJP is confident about winning the Lok Sabha polls.

The leader took to Twitter and wrote,“Narendra Modi will become prime minister.The BJP will get a landslide victory. The Opposition is trying to find a way to avoid defeat before counting.”

RAHUL GANDHI

RAHUL GANDHI URGES WORKERS NOT TO BE DISHEARTENED BY “FAKE EXIT POLLS”

ANM News Desk: Congress President Rahul Gandhi cautioned his party workers asking them to trust themselves and not be affected by “fake exit polls.”

The Congress scion took to Twitter and wrote, “The next 24 hours are crucial. You are fighting for truth. Don’t get disheartened by fake exit poll propaganda. Keep faith in the Congress party and yourself. Your hard work will not go to waste . Jai Hind.”

ABBAS NAQVI

CONGRESS IS PUTTING ON A HORROR SHOW OVER ITS DEFEAT: MUKHTAR ABBAS NAQVI

ANM News Desk: Slamming the Congress and other opposition parties for raising concerns about EVMs, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi stated that they want to “discredit” democracy as they are unable to digest “defeat of the dynasty”.

EVM ROOM

OPPOSITION WORKERS STAY ALERT OUTSIDE STRONGROOMS

ANM News Desk: A day before the counting of votes political parties have stationed their workers outside strongrooms, maintaining a keen watch on the EVMs.

Not just that, the SP-BSP-RLD, Mahagathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut has equipped some of their party workers with binoculars to notice any suspicious movement around EVMs.

Congress workers sat outside EVM storerooms in Meerut and Raebareli, from where former party president Sonia Gandhi is seeking re-election. In Chandigarh, too, Congress workers have been keeping a vigil outside strongrooms since Monday.

SHARAD PAWAR

SHARAD PAWAR SPEAKS FOR ALLIANCE POST POLL COUNT

ANM News Desk: Sharad Pawar has reached out to YSRCP’s YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, TRS’s K Chandrashekar Rao and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

JK GOVERNOR

J&K GOVERNOR CHAIRS HIGH LEVEL MEETING FOR UPCOMING AMARNATH YATRA

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, chaired a high level meeting at Raj Bhavan in Srinagar to review important security related matters with regard to the Shri Amarnathji Yatra which is scheduled to commence on 1st July 2019, from both the Baltal and Pahalgam routes.

The meeting was attended by the Advisor (K) to Governor, Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, GOC XV Corps, GOC Victor Force, CEO of Shrine Board; Home Secretary; Heads of Central & State Intelligence Agencies; and senior most officers of Central Armed Police Forces, J&K Police & Air Force.

Governor stressed the need for all concerned agencies to maintain a close watch and effective coordination to ensure the smooth conduct of the forthcoming Yatra, said an official spokesman.

He said detailed presentations were made by the Security Agencies regarding the obtaining and emerging security environment in the State, keeping in view the envisaged objectives of adversary external agencies.

The meeting held extensive discussions with regard to preparedness for meeting any unforeseen situation arising in the Yatra area; deployment of ROP for safe movement of Yatris; Corridor security & Area domination especially beyond ROP hours; functioning of the Joint Control Rooms at every Yatra Camp; and linking up Joint Control Rooms with the MET Department and the District Disaster Management Units.

The meeting also discussed deployment of Mountain Rescue Teams (MRTs) of the State Police along with Rescue Teams of various Security Forces at identified locations on both the Yatra routes; deployment of well-equipped Fire Fighting teams at pre-determined points; installation of X-Ray Baggage Scanning units at appropriate locations; Access Control Arrangements at Neelgrath, Panjtarni and Pahalgam helipads; Bar code enumeration points; telecommunication facilities along the Yatra routes etc.

ELECTION COMMISSION_ENG

EC SETS UP ‘EVM CONTROL ROOM’ PRIOR RESULTS

ANM News Desk: The Election Commission of India has set up a 24-hour EVM control room at the agency. The step comes following reports of EVM hacking and post poll rigging by the Opposition while videos have been leaked on social media shoeing masked men transporting EVM machines.

The EC has also released a helpline number- 011-23052123.

SIBAL

CONTROVERSY OVER EVM IS NOT OPPOSITION VS. NDA: KAPIL SIBAL

ANM News Desk: Senior Congress leader while raising controversy over the recent speculations of EVM hacking took to Twitter writing that it’s not a political matter and not about ‘opposition versus NDA’. He mentioned that it is the integrity of the electoral process alleging that neither Supreme Court, EC nor the Government was taking any steps to ensure a fair poll. He went on to claim that the only way to curb any speculation was to vote count through VVPAT slips.