Election Commission has called an all-party meeting on 12th of this month over the issue of Electronic Voting Machines(EVMs). The meeting takes place amid opposition parties’ allegations of EVM tampering.
Last month, sixteen opposition parties had urged the Election Commission to revert to the paper ballot system. They say the alleged tampering has created trust deficit in the credibility of the EVMs. However, the poll body has been maintaining that EVMs are tamper proof and cannot be manipulated.
After the UP Assembly poll results, BSP Chief Mayawati had made allegations of EVM tampering. Later, other opposition parties joined her. Following this, the poll body issued several clarifications on the issue.