Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Politics
1-min read

AAP Urges Election Commission to use VVPAT Machines in Bawana By-poll

After the meeting, also attended by AAP leader Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh tweeted, “Met the Chief Election Commissioner along with Sanjay Singh Ji. He assured us that he would implement VVPAT machines and tally 5% of the counted votes.”

Uday Singh Rana | News18.com@UdaySRana

Updated:July 24, 2017, 5:26 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
AAP Urges Election Commission to use VVPAT Machines in Bawana By-poll
Former AAP leader Ashutosh. (Picture courtesy: Twitter)
Loading...

New Delhi: Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh on Monday urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to use the Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in at least 5% polling booths in the assembly segment in the upcoming Bawana by-poll in Delhi.

In a letter that Ashutosh personally delivered to Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Jyoti, he wrote: “The Election Commission of India may recall its own decision dated July 5, 2017, to compulsorily tally paper trail slips of Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines with the results of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in five per cent of polling stations in each assembly seat for all State and Lok Sabha elections.”

A copy of the letter has also been marked to the Delhi State Election Commissioner.

“The Bye election of Bawana Assembly Constituency of Delhi is due any time now. The Bawana Bye election provides an ideal opportunity for the Election Commission of India to practically implement the decision to tally VVPAT paper trails with EVM results. The Aam Aadmi Party requests the Election Commission of India to use the EVMs with VVPAT machines for the Bawana Assembly Bye-election and implement the decision of counting and tallying of paper trails in five percent booths,” the letter further read.

After the meeting, also attended by AAP leader Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh tweeted, “Met the Chief Election Commissioner along with Sanjay Singh Ji. He assured us that he would implement VVPAT machines and tally 5% of the counted votes.”

In a reference to reports that there was an EVM malfunction in an election in Maharashtra’s Buldhana district, he said, “We spoke about faulty EVMs in Buldhana. The CEC has asked the state election commission for a report on the matter.”

The Bawana Assembly Constituency of Delhi fell vacant after AAP MLA Ved Prakash, who won the seat in 2015, resigned from the assembly in March this year to join the BJP.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

| Edited by: Mirza Arif Beg
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results