No less than 17 political gatherings are probably going to approach the Election Commission of India (ECI), requesting 2019 general decisions be directed on ticket paper and not Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
Sources in the Opposition said that they would look for time with the ECI one week from now. The Opposition has been basic in regards to utilization of EVMs in decisions while asserting that the machines could undoubtedly be altered to control survey comes about.
The Opposition has frequently assaulted by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asserting altering of EVMs to tilt survey results to their support.
A few political pioneers in the nation have communicated their doubt in EVMs. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu stated, “The gathering pioneers ought to be watchful with EVMs. Gathering unit ought to be on full caution. The focal government is taking all frameworks including the Election Commission into its control. There is a probability of abusing the EVMs. Gathering ought to be extremely watchful in such manner.”
Samajwadi Party boss Akhilesh Yadav has likewise supported the utilization of ticket papers and not EVMs. At the point when reports of broken EVMS developed amid the by-decisions in Uttar Pradesh, the previous Chief Minister stated, “There is developing doubt (over EVMs) in individuals. They don’t confide in the machines any longer. We request that future races ought to be led on tally paper.”
Antagonized partner the Shiv Sena has likewise reverberated Opposition’s affirmations of EVM altering, and pitched for utilization of tally papers in races to clear such doubts.”Just one time, I need the BJP to head into decisions with vote papers and not EVMs. Every one of the misgivings will leave,” said Shiv Sena boss Uddhav Thackeray.
In any case, countering the assertions the BJP said that the Opposition’s unimportant affirmations was essentially an endeavor to conceal their own thrashing in races. Making light of the feedback, the ECI had said that countless and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs) of around 20-25 for each penny were kept accessible to supplant any faulty machine on the decision day at the surveying corner.
Typically these saved EVMs/VVPATs are kept with area officers, who supplant the flawed ones if reports of breakdowns are gotten from any surveying station.
The ECI additionally noticed that the substitution of deficient EVMs or VVPATs amid genuine surveys is a typical procedure and does not vitiate the respectability or believability of the survey procedure in any capacity at all.