Non-BJP parties to move SC against use of EVMs: Andhra CM Naidu

AMARAVATI: Some of the non-BJP parties have decided to approach the Supreme Court against the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said here Thursday. In his daily teleconference with Telugu Desam Party leaders, Naidu said a decision in this regard was taken during the meeting of 15 non-BJP […]

Govt seeks Rs 1600 crore to pay EVM suppliers

Govt seeks Rs 1600 crore to pay EVM suppliers

NEW DELHI: The government has sought over Rs 1,637 crore in the current fiscal to allow the law ministry make payments to two suppliers of EVMs and paper trail machines ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The government, in the third batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2018-19, has sought Parliament’s approval for Rs […]

EVM, VVPAT training for journalists, NGOs

At Anantnag ANANTNAG: District Election Office Anantnag organised EVM/VVPAT awareness cum training workshop for journalists and NGOs of Anantnag here on Wednesday under SVEEP. On the occasion, Nodal Officer SVEEP Anantnag detailed about the importance of the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) for the forthcoming elections. He said the awareness programmes regarding the use […]

EVM-VVPAT demo held at Kulgam

EVM-VVPAT demo held at Kulgam

KULGAM: District Election Officer (DEO) Shamim Ahmad Wani Saturday inaugurated a day-long demonstration programme of EVM-VVPAT for Angawadi workers here at DIET. The experts on the occasion imparted training in operating EVM-VVPAT. On the occasion, the DEO directed the concerned to sensitize the participants about SVEEP programme with full spirit and impart them with better […]

100 per cent chances for hacking EVMs, says Chandrababu Naidu

Amaravati: Claiming that there were 100 per cent chances for hacking Electronic Voting Machines, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Saturday warned that democracy could not be sacrificed to hackers. He demanded that the Election Commission of India either ensure VVPAT receipts were issued 100 per cent or revert to the old ballot paper […]

Akhilesh bats for usage of paper ballots in 2019 LS polls

Akhilesh bats for usage of paper ballots in 2019 LS polls

LUCKNOW: Citing “doubts and controversy” surrounding EVM machines, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav has reques ted Election Commission to conduct next polls through ballot papers. “The SP has asked the EC to conduct next elections through ballot papers. There are doubts and controversy related to EVMs that have raised question mark on entire democratic exercise […]

EVM hacking claim: Delhi Police files FIR

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has registered a case based on a complaint filed by the Election Commission regarding allegations of hacking of EVMs and rigging of polls levelled by self-proclaimed cyber expert Syed Shuja, officials said Wednesday. “Based on a complaint received from the Election Commission, an FIR has been registered under Section 505 […]

EC writes to Delhi Police seeking FIR against cyber expert

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday asked the Delhi Police to lodge an FIR against a US-based cyber expert for his claims that the 2014 Lok Sabha polls were rigged and the EVMs can be hacked. In its letter, the EC said Syed Shuja has allegedly violated section 505 (1) of the IPC pertaining […]

BJP using EVMs to suppress voice of opposition: Akhilesh

Lucknow: Latching on to the claim by a US-based cyber expert that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were “rigged”, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday questioned the use of electronic voting machines when even the more advanced nations were not using them. He said the Bharatiya Janata Party government was weakening democratic institutions. It is […]

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