India election watchdog rejects voter fraud quote attributed to ex-boss

Published on 16/04/2021 at 11:30

As millions head to the polls for India’s West Bengal elections, a newspaper clipping has surfaced in social media posts which claim it shows a quote from the former head of the Election Commission of India T. S. Krishnamurthy admitting that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hacked voting machines in state assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in 2017. The election watchdog has rejected the claim and registered a police case over what it said was “fake news”.