CM wants electronic voting machines inspected

CM wants electronic voting machines inspected

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday demanded that an investigation be conducted into the functioning of electronic voting machines (EVMs).

The chief minister cited the apprehensions expressed by Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati in the aftermath of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections and her petition in the court in this regard.  

Siddaramaiah also drew attention to a recent demonstration of the voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) system, which showed that any vote cast in the EVM went to the BJP as seen in the VVPAT output.

He did not reply when asked whether he would object if the Election Commission planned to use EVMs for the upcoming byelections to the Nanjangud and Gundlupet Assembly constituencies.

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