Poll Panel Must Instill Confidence over EVMs: CPI
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on January 24, 2019 urging the Central Election Commission to instill confidence in the minds of voters over the EVMs:
The CPI urges upon the Election Commission to address the questions which are raised regarding the credibility of EVMs. The recent claims on EVM hacking should be taken note by Election Commission seriously.
In the recent elections to the Telangana Legislative Assembly in more than a dozen constituencies there was difference between vote polled and vote counted. It created vide spread doubt among the people about the credibility of EVMs. Election Commission’s threats to file case on the questioning the credibility of EVM is not fair.
The CPI is of the view that Election Commission must convene a meeting of all recognized Political Parties and the concerns must be appropriately addressed.