Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday expressed full religion in digital voting machines (EVMs) and asserted the state authorities doesn’t need the usage of poll papers in polls.
Prior to now, a number of non-BJP events, together with the Congress and the NCP, have raised doubts over the reliability of EVMs, claiming they’re susceptible to manipulation.
Interacting with the media right here, Mr Pawar, a senior NCP chief, stated EVMs work fantastic, however they change into targets of criticism from dropping sides in elections.
Earlier than resigning not too long ago as Maharashtra Meeting speaker, Nana Patole, now state Congress president, had requested the legislature to border a regulation to present voters the choice of utilizing poll papers apart from EVMs in native governing our bodies and Meeting polls.
Mr Patole, because the speaker, had issued the instruction throughout a gathering held earlier this month after complaints about alleged EVM tampering in polls.
When requested about Mr Patole’s instruction, Mr Pawar stated, “Every particular person can have a special view. They suppose that approach and I’ve stated what I really feel (about the usage of EVMs).”
Talking in regards to the authorities’s official stand on the difficulty, Mr Pawar stated the MVA dispensation, by which the Shiv Sena and the Congress are the opposite two constituents, “completely doesn’t” need the usage of poll papers.
The senior NCP chief famous the Congress shaped governments in Rajasthan (in 2018) and Punjab (2017) even when EVMs had been used within the Meeting polls held within the two states.
“Every thing is ok with individuals in any get together in the event that they get a majority. However they begin alleging that EVMs had been managed in the event that they get routed…EVMs are working fantastic. Work turns into paperless. What I can say, I’ve full religion in EVMs,” Mr Pawar stated.