New Delhi, March 5: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Tuesday said in a comment that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are being treated like a football as political parties put the blame of losing on EVMs after elections. Ahmed Patel Accuses Election Commission of Delaying Announcement of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Date, Says 'ECI Giving Long Rope to Modi Government For Campaigning'.
Sunil Arora said that, "Sorry to say we have made EVMs a football. If the result is X, then EVM is good and if the result is Y, the EVM is not good. It is as if the EVM is voting."
Arora also said that India has been using EVMs for more than two decades. He then went to add that even the results in the states where assembly elections were held have had different results.
Read his Comment in the Tweet Below:
CEC Arora: After that there were many polls,K'tka,5 states,everywhere results different.Sorry to say we have made EVMs a football, if result is X,EVM is good if result is Y EVM is not good as if EVM is voting. It’s you&I who are voting,so no point in going over this again (2/2) https://t.co/2XpackV34Z
— ANI (@ANI) March 5, 2019
Arora also said, "It’s you and I who are voting, so no point in going over this again." He also spoke on demands whether the Jammu and Kashmir polls should be held along with Lok Sabha polls and said, "Commission had discussions with J&K Chief Secretary, DGP, Union Home Secretary, and all political parties," but did not give a definite answer.
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