Cong wants EC to use ballot papers in future

Cong wants EC to use ballot papers in future

 With aspersions cast on the electronic voting machines (EVMs), the Congress on Monday asked the Election Commission to introspect and consider using ballot papers in future elections.

The demand from the Congress comes after a faulty EVM was detected in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh last week that registered votes only in favour of the BJP even if a voter had cast ballot for other party or an independent candidate.

The AAP, too, had voiced similar apprehensions with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal challenging the EC to allow it to prove that EVMs can be tampered with.

Addressing a press conference, AICC spokesperson Manish Tewari asked the EC to “walk the extra mile” to clear all doubts about the election process.

“If the stakeholders in the election process have apprehensions, the EC should go for paper ballots,” Tewari said.

The Congress leader said the poll authority need not be an advocate of EVMs at a time when questions were raised about its accuracy.

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