AP Chief Minister demands ECI for paper ballot

Vastavam web: Saying that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have turned out to be a big threat to democracy, AP CM demanded that the Election Commission of India (ECI) should seek opinion of all political parties and revert to the paper ballot system. He said that there should not be confusing democracy in India. Opposing the EVM technology, he said that there were proofs of tampering of the machines and all parties raised doubts over it.

Naidu said that because of TDP efforts only, The Election Commission introduced Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT), but it is not being implemented at all the polling booths across the country. He further said though the ECI is giving the VVPAT slips, the printing on it is not lasting for long time. The print on it also is not visible sometimes, he added. Explaining all these, Naidu said that leaders of 22 parties will meet the ECI very soon to demand shifting of the voting procedure to the traditional ballot paper system.