Referendum should be conducted on use of EVM in polls: Moily

New Delhi: Asserting that there are “serious doubts” over EVM, senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily has sought a referendum on whether it should be used in the electoral process or ballot papers be brought back. He also emphasised that such a referendum should be conducted on ballot papers and not on electronic voting machines […]

EVMs ‘absolutely safe’ in strongrooms: EC

EVMs ‘absolutely safe’ in strongrooms: EC

New Delhi: The Election Commission Tuesday asserted that EVMs used in the Lok Sabha polls are “absolutely safe” in strongrooms, dismissing allegations that the voting machines used in the elections were being switched with fresh ones ahead of counting of votes on May 23. Referring to the allegations and complaints, the commission said it would […]

Accept defeat with grace, BJP asks Oppn

Accept defeat with grace, BJP asks Oppn

New Delhi: The BJP Tuesday condemned opposition parties for questioning the credibility of Electronic Voting Machines and asked them to accept their defeat with grace if the people vote Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power again. Party leader and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad took a swipe at the opposition, saying EVMs were fine when […]

SC dismisses Opposition plea to review order on VVPAT counting

SC dismisses Opposition plea to review order on VVPAT counting

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea of 21 Opposition parties, led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, to review its judgmentrejecting 50% random physical verification of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) using Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT). “How much counting do you want now?” Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi […]

Will continue to fight for transparency in election process: Naidu after setback in SC

Will continue to fight for transparency in election process: Naidu after setback in SC

New Delhi: After the Supreme Court junked some opposition parties’ review plea for 50 per cent VVPAT verification in the Lok Sabha polls, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Tuesday said he would not give up the fight for transparency in the election process. Twenty-one opposition leaders, including Naidu, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah, […]

Kejriwal alleges several instances of faulty EVMs in polls in Goa

Kejriwal alleges several instances of faulty EVMs in polls in Goa

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday alleged that there have been several instances of faulty electronic voting machines in Goa during polling for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections. In a series of tweets, Kejriwal tagged reports of alleged faulty electronic voting machines. Tagging a news report which claimed that […]

Manipulation of EVMs only worry: Pawar

Manipulation of EVMs only worry: Pawar

Mumbai: People are in a mood to change the Modi-led government but manipulation of EVMs is the “only worrying factor”, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said here Tuesday. He was speaking at a joint media interaction addressed by leaders of the Congress, NCP, TDP, Trinamool Congress, AAP CPI(M), CPI and DMK. “EVMs are vulnerable to programming […]

34% turnout in Baramulla

34% turnout in Baramulla

JAMMU: Voting in Jammu and Baramulla parliamentary constituencies recorded a total turnout of 57.31 percent, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K Shailendra Kumar told reporters on Thursday. He said that the Baramulla parliamentary constituency, comprising three districts of Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora, recorded 34.61 percent polling – with highest turnout of 51.7 percent in Kupwara district. […]

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