Ballot Papers for 2019: Mamata Banerjee Brings 17 Opposition Parties Together Against EVMs

A bundle of resistance parties have figured out how to join on the pivotal issue of utilizing vote papers rather than Electronic Voting Machines to lead the Lok Sabha decisions one year from now and have chosen to approach the peak surveying body to make a formal demand.

As indicated by sources, upwards of 17 gatherings will approach the Election Commission. Those on board incorporate the Congress, Samajwadi Party, BSP, NCP, RJD, AAP, YSR, DMK, JDS, TDP, Kerala Congress Mani, Left gatherings CPI and CPM and Trinamool Congress.

The gatherings have, be that as it may, not yet looked for a date from the survey board. To start with, the Congress will choose its system at a gathering of its most elevated basic leadership body – Congress Working Committee – this end of the week and this will be trailed by an all-party meeting at senior pioneer Ghulam Nabi Azad’s home on Monday.

They are required to approach the Election Commission at some point one week from now.

Sources said that accord on the issue was fabricated on account of TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, who went by Delhi for two days and held a progression of gatherings with pioneers of a few resistance parties, including Rahul and Sonia Gandhi. She had gone to the funding to welcome them for her government front rally in January 2019.

Banerjee was heard speaking to all restriction party pioneers who went by her in the TMC office in Parliament, to send a joint assignment to the Election Commission over reports of EVM altering and to request that the 2019 general decision be hung on polls.

“All resistance gatherings ought to go to EC on this issue. There ought to be a joint assignment of resistance gatherings to EC,” Banerjee was heard telling restriction parties, including the Congress.

“This is an issue on which all restriction parties concurred. We are intending to meet one week from now. We intend to go to Election Commission and request that the EC direct the coming Lok Sabha race on poll papers,” TMC pioneer Derek O’Brien told correspondents.

A few restriction parties have been requesting since a year ago that EVMs be supplanted with vote papers, charging that the machines have been fixed to support the decision BJP.

This request had picked up energy after 2017, when Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party and Mayawati’s BSP endured gigantic switches in the Uttar Pradesh races, driving them to battle that EVMs were altered to encourage the BJP.

A few gatherings have likewise said that if EVMs are to be utilized, the ECI ought to guarantee that they are largely outfitted with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.

In April this year, the EC had told the Supreme Court that it would present VVPAT machines on all surveying stalls the nation over in front of the 2019 General Election.

Be that as it may, as indicated by an ongoing daily paper report, the EC was running path behind timetable on presenting VVPAT for all surveying corners in front of the 2019 Lok Sabha decisions. It said that the surveying body had just figured out how to finish 22% of its objectives starting at July this year.

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