1. Arvind Kejriwal writes to Election Commission, asks to conduct MCD polls by ballot instead of EVM

Arvind Kejriwal writes to Election Commission, asks to conduct MCD polls by ballot instead of EVM

Arvind Kejriwal wrote to the chief secretary on Tuesday asking the Election Commission to conduct Delhi Corporation polls using ballots instead of EVMs.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 14, 2017 2:33 PM
Arvind Kejriwal, Kejriwal, Arvind Kejriwal election commission, election commission, arvind kejriwal ec, kejriwal ballot, ballot demand, delhi municipal corporation polls, delhi polls Arvind Kejriwal has asked the Election Commission to not use EVM for Delhi Municipal Corporation Elections. (Source: PTI)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who hasn’t made any public appearance since Aam Aadmi Party’s loss in Punjab and Goa, wrote to the chief secretary on Tuesday asking the Election Commission to conduct Delhi Corporation polls using ballots instead of EVMs. His request came after Delhi state Congress President Congress Ajay Maken wrote a letter to Arvind Kejriwal asking him to conduct the elections through a secret ballot. The letter also stated how he is empowered and why should he do so.

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Ajay Maken also posted an image of the letter on social media website Twitter. His tweet read as, “My Letter to Kejriwal to hold Delhi Municipal Elections through Ballot Paper- It also indicates how he is empowered and why should he do so?” It will be interesting to see if the Election Commission actually takes the request into consideration or not.

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After a humiliating loss in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati accused BJP of murdering democracy and said tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) was responsible for her party’s poor showing. She said no matter what buttons were being pressed, all the votes were going in BJP’s account. “Either the EVMs did not accept votes other than BJP, or the votes of other parties have gone to BJP in the EVMs,” she added by demanding re-voting in the state.

The Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs were introduced in India’s General and State Elections in part from the 1999 elections and completely in 2004 elections. It replaced the earlier used method of paper ballot system and was tipped to save both time of casting the vote and its counting.

  1. PepGuru
    Mar 14, 2017 at 10:33 am
    Oh Okay , EVM malfunction explains how AAP got 67 out of 70 seats in 2015 !!
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      Kumar
      Mar 14, 2017 at 9:20 am
      Need mental check up :-)
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        atul
        Mar 15, 2017 at 6:14 am
        The election commission should take Maya and Kejriwal to court on this. These two fools have nothing to do until the next election so they will keep making noise about anything.
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          sivakumar
          Mar 14, 2017 at 10:06 am
          and he is talking about making Delhi to be like London ??? but talking about using papers for voting !!!!!and in london people use papers for cleaning in the JOHNS ... is he going to use the used papers for ballot - he might even say that !!!!!
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            Singh A
            Mar 14, 2017 at 10:56 am
            @Sivakumar We vote in United Kingdon on a paper not a machine.
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              Harjinder
              Mar 14, 2017 at 9:45 am
              khisiani billi khamba noche.Nach na jaane angan teda.They require a lot of burnol.
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                SANDY
                Mar 14, 2017 at 9:43 am
                Crazy man...Nice joke ....Rejected from a state where drugs are plenty #PunjabRejected from a state where alcohol is plenty #GoaDelhi, what were U high on?
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