BJP Demands Chhattisgarh Polls on EVMs Instead of Ballot Papers

The Electoral Officials carrying Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for counting, at a Counting Centre of General Election-2019, at CWG Village, Sports Complex, in Delhi on May 23, 2019. Photo: PIB
The Electoral Officials carrying Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for counting, at a Counting Centre of General Election-2019, at CWG Village, Sports Complex, in Delhi on May 23, 2019. Photo: PIB

BJP has rejected the ballot paper option and has categorically demanded EVMs.

By Rakesh Raman

As it is largely believed that PM Narendra Modi’s party BJP wins election in India by tampering with the electronic voting machines (EVMs), it has once again demanded EVMs instead of holding election on ballot papers.

The Chhattisgarh municipal elections – which are expected to take place in October – were planned on safer ballot papers. But BJP has rejected the ballot paper option and has categorically demanded EVMs.

According to a report in the leading newspaper Hindustan Times, a delegation of BJP has submitted a memorandum to the state election commissioner on Wednesday (September 11) for the use of EVMs. The state election authorities have decided to look into the BJP demands of using EVMs.

In July, a Pune-based political activist Maruti Bhapkar had issued legal notices to the Arizona-based Microchip Technology Inc. and Renesas Electronics headquartered in Tokyo on the alleged EVM manipulation in the recent Lok Sabha election in India.


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It is said that the chip used in the EVMs was not of OTP (One Time Programmable) category. That means, it can be programmed in each EVM to change the vote count in favor of a particular candidate.

It was said that Modi’s party BJP committed large-scale EVM tampering to win the 2019 Lok Sabha election. The field reports suggest that without EVM manipulations, BJP would not have won even 100 Lok Sabha seats. But with EVM fraud, it is alleged, Modi’s party managed to win 303 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He also creates and publishes a number of digital publications on different subjects.

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