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Admin Reporter- Pooja

Jul 21 2019


Dump EVMs, bring back ballot papers says Mamata Banerjee

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Reiterating her demand for use of the ballot paper instead of the electronic voting machines (EVMs), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Saturday electoral reforms were must for ensuring transparency and preventing black money in polls.

 

 

 

Stating that she has been rooting for electoral reforms since 1995, Banerjee said, "For preventing black money (in polls), restoring democracy, ensuring transparency on the part of political parties, the reforms are a must. It should include state funding. Why should a party collect funds? Why should black money be there?".

 

 

 

Stating that EVMs have been discarded by many countries, like England, France, and Germany, the Chief Minister said, "Those who introduced EVMs are not using it. When there are so many complaints, ballot papers should be revived. We are saying no to EVM, and asking for the return of ballot papers."She was talking to media persons at the venue of annual Martyrs' Day rally. 

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