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EVMs can’t be tampered with, says CEC Sunil Arora as he rules out return to ballot system

Speaking at an event, the CEC said the Election Commission will engage with political parties in coming days on various electoral reforms and the model code.

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New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Wednesday asserted that the electronic voting machines cannot be tampered with and that there was no question of going back to the ballot paper.

He also said that the Commission would engage with political parties in the coming days on various electoral reforms and the model code.

Addressing the ‘Times Now Summit’, the CEC lamented that the day-to-day dialogue is becoming “more coarse ” and it should be “avoided”.

He said EVMs can malfunction like a car or a pen but they cannot be tampered with.He said the machines are in use for 20 years now and there was no question of returning to the ballot paper.

Various courts, including the Supreme Court, have upheld the use of the machines to cast votes, he pointed out.


Read more: No machine with chip is tamper-proof: Digvijaya Singh raises doubts on EVMs


 

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1 COMMENT

  1. If EVM can not be tamper what is the use of VVPAT. Why so much money waste on VVPAT.
    If anyone claim VVPAT slip and his button press is different how EC can proof the he or she is wrong.

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