A day after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar raised doubts over the functioning of the EVMs in the recently held Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has shot back saying such complaints are made by those who lose. “This is a classic example of blaming the machine for their (NCP’s) inability to win elections. The type of politics that the Opposition playing is something like finding the cure without the diagnosis of the disease,” State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said. ‘Couldn’t solve problems’The minister said the Congress-NCP ruled for over 47 years in the State and over 50 years in India, but could not solve the problems of the people. “It is time for the Opposition to do some introspection instead of blaming of the machines,” he said.In a party meeting called to review of the results of the Lok Sabha polls on Saturday, the NCP president said he always had doubts over the efficiency of the EVMs and their numbers. “When the Congress won the elections in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, there were doubts in my mind as to whether it was done to ensure a victory in the general elections,” he said.Mr. Pawar said the BJP is now working to pull down these governments. “All three States are adjacent to each other and now the BJP is planning to bring them down,” he said. While clarifying that there will be no merger with the Congress, the NCP president had appealed to the party workers to forget the results of the Lok Sabha elections. “The Assembly polls will be held within a 100 days. Forget the Lok Sabha results. Focus on our party, our candidate,” he said.
Continue Reading Previous Papers invited for ESC Minneapolis and ESC Silicon Valley 2017Next The evolution of AI: How the past will define the future Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry Were you wondering what to do on the evening of May 2, the day before The Embedded Systems Conference — ESC Boston 2017 — kicks off? Well, fear not because I have you covered.Do you recall my earlier column in which I mentioned some of the folks I’ll be visiting with at the conference (see Prepare to network furiously at ESC Boston 2017 ). Well, over the years, we’ve established a tradition of meeting up the evening before the conference to grab a bite to eat, quaff a few drinks (quaffing is similar to regular drinking except that you tend to spill more down your chest), and generally catch up while regaling each other with tall tales of derring-do and the systems that got away.Well met, old friend! (Source: pixabay.com) This year, we’re going to convene at The Whiskey Priest , which bills itself as “A big, boisterous hangout with spectacular views starring mega whiskey selection and pub eats.” The great thing is that this establishment is just a few minutes’ walk from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center where ESC is to be held.We’ll aim to arrive around 7:00 p.m. We may end up downstairs or upstairs or out on the deck. We’ll be there for a couple of hours, but we won’t be staying out late because a lot of us will be presenting the next day. If you’re in the vicinity, you are more than welcome to come down and join us (we’re a very friendly crowd and we don’t bite). As always, I’ll be the one in the Hawaiian shirt. All you have to do is shout “Max, Bacon!” or “Max, Beer!” to be assured of my undivided attention. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.