• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Mamata Banerjee wants ballot paper in upcoming polls

By PTI
|

New Delhi, April 10: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called for the replacement of EVMs with ballot paper, saying old is always gold.

mamata banerjee

"EVMs can be tampered with, so let's go back to the old system," Mamata said here in an informal interaction with media. The TMC is part of the 13-party delegation meeting the Election Commission to demand that upcoming polls be held with 50 per cent use of paper trail of EVM voting and ballot paper.

"If there is any doubt (on EVMs) then let's opt for ballot paper," the TMC supremo said. Opposition parties are unitedly taking up with the EC the issue of alleged EVM tampering in the recently held elections. She said in a democracy the EC cannot be immune to the demand of the majority of political parties.

"The EC has to abide by the democratic process...when so many political parties are raising it. The EC has to increase its staff strength for counting," she said. Incidentally, the CPI(M) is also part of the joint delegation seeking EVM replacement.

PTI

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more