BJP damands for EVM paper back-up in state polls

BJP leader Kirit Somaiya on Friday said the party is set to put forward a demand for use of electronic voting machines (EVM) with paper back-up during the forthcoming state elections. He said that a high-level delegation including BJP and Shiv Sena leaders will meet the election commission on the said issue soon.

Addressing media persons in city on Friday, Somaiya criticised the use of existing EVMs for any polls in the country. He said, “There are loopholes in use of EVMs as they can be easily tampered with, manipulated as well as hacked. There is no full-proof system available with the election commission which can 100 per cent restrict the misuse or malfunctioning of EVMs.”

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