EVM Issue: EC Calls All Party Meet On May 12


New Delhi: The Election Commission of India has convened an all-party meeting on May 12 to discuss the issue of electronic voting machines.

As many as 16 opposition parties have questioned the reliability of EVMs. The proposed meeting is seen as an effort by the EC to convince the political parties that EVMs are tamper-proof.

“We will soon hold an all-party meeting in which they will be told how our EVMs are non-tamperable and secured as per our administrative and technical safeguard system,” Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi had said on April 29.

Recently, 16 opposition parties had urged the poll panel to revert to ballot system, claiming that the faith of the people in EVMs has been “eroded”.

The Commission has booked multiple venues in the national capital and the place would be finalised on the basis of participation of parties. Seven national parties and 49 state parties will be invited.