EVM

Govt approves Rs 3,000 crores to buy paper trail machines; VVPATs to be used with every EVMs in 2019 polls, says EC

The Election Commission said on Wednesday that it will closely monitor production of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail.

Apr 19, 2017, 17:30 PM IST

Cabinet approves Election Commission's proposal to buy VVPAT machines

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the Election Commission proposal to buy Electronic Voting Machines with paper trail, informed sources said.

Apr 19, 2017, 14:39 PM IST

EVM credible, ballot paper worst alternative, say former election commissioners

Amidst growing skepticism among political parties over the credibility of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), former chief election commissioners (CEC) on Sunday asserted that machines cannot be hacked and thereby backed the Election Commission for throwing an open challenge to political parties and experts to see if they can tamper the polling machines.

Apr 16, 2017, 11:42 AM IST

Mayawati appoints brother Anand Kumar as BSP vice president, but with some conditions

For BSP supremo Mayawati family comes first. This was proven when the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister appointed her brother Anand Kumar as party vice president on Friday.

Apr 14, 2017, 12:06 PM IST

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy taunts 'universal fraud' Arvind Kejriwal over BJP's Rajouri Garden bypoll victory

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday alleged that saffron party's victory in the by-poll to Rajouri Garden Assembly seat exposes the fact that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is a universal fraud, who will be thrashed in all elections as the people feel betrayed.

Apr 13, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

Discussed religious conversions, EVM row with President: DMK

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), which was part of the delegation that met President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday.

Apr 13, 2017, 18:04 PM IST

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre and EC on BSP's plea for EVMs with paper trail

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea by the BSP that EVMs should be used along with Voter Verifiable Paper Trail (VVPAT) as directed by the apex court in 2013.

Apr 13, 2017, 17:48 PM IST

Karnataka bypolls results: Siddaramaiah expresses happiness over victory, says EVMs not tampered

Expressing happiness over the recent victory in the state bypolls, Karnataka Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah on Thursday defended his government from the ongoing Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) controversy in the country and said the voting machines were not tampered in these two by-polls.

Apr 13, 2017, 17:35 PM IST

EVM row: Joint delegation of Opposition to meet President today

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Apr 12, 2017, 12:14 PM IST

Repolling underway at one booth in Dholpur assembly seat

Repolling is underway at a polling booth of Dholpur assembly constituency, where EVMs had malfunctioned on Sunday.

Apr 11, 2017, 13:34 PM IST

16 Opposition parties urge EC to revert to paper ballots

Sixteen opposition parties on Monday urged the Election Commission to revert to the paper ballot system in future elections saying tampering allegations have created "trust deficit" on the reliability of the voting machines.

Apr 10, 2017, 23:25 PM IST

War on black money cannot be concluded with one action: M Venkaiah Naidu

The war on black money cannot be concluded with one action alone and many more steps will be taken by the Modi government in this regard, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday, hailing the EC for countermanding the R K Nagar bypoll over use of money power.

Apr 10, 2017, 14:00 PM IST

Fate of AAP, BJP, Cong in the balance as Rajouri Garden bypoll set to begin

The stage is set for the bypoll to Rajouri Garden assembly seat, where the fate of AAP, BJP and Congress hangs in the balance, two years after the city's political dynamics saw a radical shift.

Apr 08, 2017, 15:42 PM IST

EVMs in focus in run-up to Madhya Pradesh bypolls

Though the campaign for the April 9 Assembly bypolls in Madhya Pradesh remained politically less intense, there has been much heat over EVMs after a VVPAT machine reportedly dispensed slips of only the BJP symbol during a trial.

Apr 07, 2017, 13:16 PM IST

Huge uproar in Rajya Sabha over EVM tampering row; BJP slams Opposition, says go to EC, don't waste Parliament time

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday witnessed a huge uproar over EVM tampering row.

Apr 05, 2017, 11:29 AM IST

Congress adamant on no EVMs, questions 'compulsion' of using them

Citing examples of the other countries whose technology are far more advanced than India, the Congress party on Sunday emphasized on using ballot paper instead of using electronic system.

Apr 02, 2017, 09:28 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal meets Election Commission Nasim Zaidi over EVM tampering row

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday met Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi to discuss the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) tampering issue.

Apr 01, 2017, 20:37 PM IST

MCD elections: Kejriwal seeks use of ballot papers alleging faults in EVMs

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Mar 15, 2017, 11:45 AM IST

Election panel rejects demand to use ballot paper in civic polls

The Delhi State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday rejected Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's demand to hold coming elections to the three municipal corporations in Delhi using ballot papers instead of EVMs.

Mar 14, 2017, 22:55 PM IST

Delhi State Election panel rejects CM Arvind Kejriwal's demand to use ballot paper in civic polls

The Delhi State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday rejected Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's demand to hold coming elections to the three municipal corporations in Delhi using ballot papers instead of EVMs.

Mar 14, 2017, 22:46 PM IST