AGP against use of EVM in Assam assembly poll
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 20, 2011, 20:56
Guwahati: Opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Sunday said it was against the use of EVMs in the assembly polls next month as these could be tampered with.

"We had complained to the chief election commissioner during his visit here that the EVMs could be tampered by the ruling party (Congress)," AGP President Chandra Mohan Patowary told reporters here.

"In the past we have seen that EVMs are not a fool-proof measure for free and fair election and so we have urged the EC to resort to the old method of ballot boxes ... Even developed countries as the USA, Germany and France are still using ballot boxes, so why not in our country ?" he added.


First Published: Sunday, March 20, 2011, 20:56

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