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Opposition to raise with EC 'tampering' of EVMs in recent polls

The opposition leaders are demanding that VVPAT (paper trail of voting) be introduced in all future elections. File photo

The opposition leaders are demanding that VVPAT (paper trail of voting) be introduced in all future elections. File photo  

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Opposition leaders are demanding that VVPAT (paper trail of voting) be introduced in all future elections.

Opposition parties, meeting in Parliament on Monday, decided to take up unitedly with the Election Commission (EC) the issue of alleged tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the recent Assembly elections.

 

Opposition leaders are demanding that VVPAT (paper trail of voting) be introduced in all future elections. The Congress has been pushing for use of ballot papers instead of EVMs in coming elections in view of alleged tampering of the machines.

They observed that free and fair elections are the basic founding blocks on which the entire edifice of country has been maintained. “Any erosion of these basic principles which sustain this edifice needs to be addressed forthwith and in the right earnest,” said a leader.

Among those present at Monday’s meeting held at Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad’s chamber included Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, Anand Sharma, Kapil Sibal and Vivek Tankha, JD(U) leader Ali Anwar Ansari, TMC leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, BSP leader Satish Misra, SP leader Neeraj Shekhar, NCP leader Majeed Memon, CPI leader D Raja and RJD leader J P Narain Yadav.

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