Bengal authorities rejects EVM thought, will return poll paper in civic elections

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Kolkata: Just three months earlier than the 2021 meeting elections, Mamata Banerjee has to face a significant electoral hurdle. Actually, out of 125 municipalities of Bengal, 110 are to have physique elections in April. Now the actual drawback in that is that Mamta Government is in favor of conducting these elections with poll paper as a substitute of EVM.

In this regard, the Principal Secretary of the Department of Municipal Affairs has written a letter to the State Election Commission. With this, the matter has now reached the Election Commission. As of now, it has been frequent follow that in such elections the Commission has been agreeing with the selections of the State Government. <! –


In truth, Mamata Banerjee's celebration Trinamool Congress (TMC) couldn’t carry out properly within the Lok Sabha elections. TMC bought 22 seats and BJP 18 seats in 42 Lok Sabha seats of the state. BJP bought such a giant success in Bengal for the primary time. After that Mamta Banerjee had expressed her apprehension that BJP had achieved success in Bengal by manipulating EVM machines. He additionally demanded after the elections that each one future elections be held on poll paper. Actually Mamta Banerjee believes that EVMs might be manipulated via laptop programming.

Inside story
If the 2021 state meeting election is Mamta Banerjee's remaining sport, then earlier than that the physique elections are like a semi-final match for her. They are additionally critical about these elections as a result of these 110 municipalities are unfold in numerous districts of the state. The poor efficiency in these elections will instantly have an effect on the following 12 months's meeting elections. Mamta additionally suspects that the BJP authorities on the middle can manipulate them within the occasion of EVM elections. So she doesn’t need to take any likelihood. However, specialists consider that tampering of EVMs is just not doable.

Road forward
As per guidelines of physique elections, the State Election Commission has to observe the directions of the State Government. In such a state of affairs, it may be simply stated that the physique elections to be held in April shall be held on poll paper. However, in 2014 they had been from EVMs.

(Reporter: Sutapa Sen)

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