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Oposition delegation to election commission : demanding 50% of matching EVM’s

Oposition delegation to election commission : demanding 50% of matching EVM’s

Leaders of several opposition parties approached the Election Commission on Monday for the issue of alleged tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs).

The opposition leaders has demanded to the poll panel, to ensure that the 50 percent of the results through EVM are matched and cross-checked with voter verifiable paper audit trails (VVPAT’s) before declaration of the results in the upcoming lok sabha elections.
Except for that they also told the election commission that peoples of the country are having doubt on the efficacy of EVM’s and this issue is needed to be redressed.
The leaders also met the chief of election commission and the members working over there.

The opposition parties were also talked to move back to the previous ballot paper system, but the election commission made it clear that there is no possibility to go back on ballot paper system or old system. After that they changed their strategy and now they are demanding matching of 50 per cent EVM’s with VVPAT’s.

The oppsoition leaders who were present at the delegation to election commission where Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel and Anand Sharma of the Congress, Chandrababu Naidu (TDP), Majid Menon (NCP), Derek O’Brien (Trinamool Congress), Ramgopal Yadav (SP), Satish Chandra Misra (BSP), Omar Abdullah (NC), Mohd Salim and T K Rangarajan (CPI-M), Manoj Jha (RJD), Sanjay Singh (AAP), D Raja (CPI), Danish Ali (JD-S), N K Premchandran (RSP), Badruddin Ajmal (AIUDF) and K G Kenye (NPF).

The leaders of various parties had earlier met in Constitution Club on Friday and discussed their future strategy on the issue.

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