Enthusiasm to take part in the democratic process by exercising their right to franchise transcended the age boundaries in this central Kashmir district on Tuesday as old and young alike, the many-time voters and the first-time ones, came out to vote.
Ruling National Conference on Wednesday alleged that the move of Election Commission to get electronic voting machines (EVMs) from Gujarat for Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls had created unnecessary apprehensions about the fairness of forthcoming elections.
The Election Commission Tuesday rejected suggestions that Electronic Voting Machines being sent to Jammu and Kashmir for the coming Assembly polls were manufactured in Gujarat and have been manipulated.
Ahead of its Presidential Election, the Namibian government has purchased 3,400 India-made electronic voting machines which have already been used by other countries in Asia to conduct smooth and fair polls.
BJP President Rajnath Singh on Friday said Rahul Gandhi`s stand that the ordinance on convicted lawmakers was a `nonsense` only underlined the `well known fact` that there were differences within the Congress and sought to know how the party leader would describe the other actions of the UPA Government.
The Bharatiya Janata Party`s PM nominee on Friday hailed the Supreme Court`s order that voters now have a right to reject all candidates contesting polls in a constituency by pressing a button for negative vote.
BJP chief Nitin Gadkari on Friday said his party was not against Electronic Voting Machines or use of technology in elections but wanted paper back-up as it had still not been proved that EVMs were tamper-proof.
In the wake of objections by some political parties to the use of Electronic Voting Machines, the Election Commission on Saturday asked anti-EVM lobbyists to demonstrate before it how the machines could be tampered with.