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Review EVMs: Pressure Begins to Mount on the ECI

Posted by Narasimha Rao under Political Voice

 
Top leaders of 13 political parties have submitted a jointly signed memorandum to the Election Commission of India seeking an All-Party meet to discuss the concerns regarding the electronic voting machines (EVMs).
The memorandum said, “We have serious apprehension regarding the use of EVMs in elections.” “The gold standard throughout the world today is that there must be a verifiable, physical record of voting for all concerned to repose confidence in the election results,” said the leaders, seeking an all-party meeting to discuss the issue.
These leaders included top leaders from across the political spectrum. Among the signatories are front ranking communists led by Prakash Karat (CPI-M), A.B. Bardhan (CPI), Info-tech savvy Chandrababu Naidu (Telugu Desam party), regional satraps like Jayalalthaa (AIADMK), Deve Gowda (JD-S), Ajit Singh (Rastriya Lok Dal) and leaders of ‘social justice’ parties like Mulayam Singh Yadav (Samajwadi party) and Lalu Prasad Yadav (Rastriya Janata Dal).
Interestingly, Sharad Yadav Convener of the BJP led National [...]