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'Elections can be rigged though Social Media': Rahul Gandhi during Bharat Jodo Yatra | India News

‘Elections might be rigged although Social Media’: Rahul Gandhi throughout Bharat Jodo Yatra | Information

New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday stated that polls might be rigged via social media and that if social media firms need, they’ll make any get together win an election. With out naming any get together, he additionally stated that communal violence has been planted as a strategic weapon to trigger disharmony in society by one ideology and its leaders. Gandhi made these remarks whereas interacting with civil society members led by activists Medha Patkar and G G Parikh throughout the Bharat Jodo Yatra right here.

“Even when the EVM (digital voting machine) is safe, Indian elections could also be rigged via social media. If massive social media firms need, they’ll make any get together win an election. Systematic bias is being utilized there and my social media handles are a reside instance of it,” the Congress MP stated.

A press release by the Congress stated throughout the assembly, the representatives raised related points like political democracy and communal concord, amongst others. 

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Talking about political democracy, Patkar stated it isn’t confined to the doubts surrounding the EVMs, but in addition implies that a rigorous manifestation of VVPAT (voter verifiable paper audit path) is a should. 

She spoke about residents’ participation within the drafting and crafting of the manifesto of all events, whereby authorized reforms should be made to make the manifesto binding on all political events. Patkar highlighted the relevance of strengthening gram sabhas and native our bodies, saying Mahatma Gandhi had envisioned it. She additionally laid emphasis on reforming legal guidelines just like the Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Act (MGNREGA) and labour legal guidelines for the advantage of farmers.

Irfaan Engineer, a human rights activist, raised points referring to communal disharmony, polarization and hate-mongering.

Gandhi responded by saying, “Communal violence has been planted as a strategic weapon to trigger disharmony within the society by one ideology and its leaders.”

Gandhi together with the yatra individuals will halt at Akola in a single day and proceed to Buldhana on Thursday.

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