1. MCD Polls 2017: Arvind Kejriwal why only EVMs, let’s stop using laptops and smartphones too!

MCD Polls 2017: Arvind Kejriwal why only EVMs, let’s stop using laptops and smartphones too!

MCD Polls: Arvind Kejriwal it is much easier to fabricate ballot boxes and give a wrong counting than using EVM machines so how does it solve the problem?

By: | New Delhi | Published: March 14, 2017 4:46 PM
arvind kejriwal kejriwal evm, arvind kejriwal evm, mcd election, mcd elections, mcd polls, kejriwal polls, election commission, kejriwal ec Arvind Kejriwal has asked the Election Commission to use ballot instead of EVMs in MCD polls. (Source: Reuters)

In the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, both Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party suffered heavy defeats. On one hand, SP leader Akhilesh Yadav came out and accepted the loss, BSP supremo Mayawati sparked a new debate by saying the Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs were fabricated and all the votes went in BJP’s favour. Now, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who by the way scored an All India Rank (AIR) of 563 in the IIT-JEE exam and is a graduate of IIT Kharagpur, has jumped into the controversy. He has written to the Election Commission asking them to use old ballot paper medium instead of EVMs in the upcoming Delhi Municipal Corporation elections.

Before we talk about this issue, let me just give you a small example. Anyone who has played ‘gully cricket’ in India would actually relate to it. When a batsman gets out in street cricket, it is very difficult to convince him that he is out. He would come up with all sorts of excuses to save his wicket and if none of them works out, more often than not, he would walk off without completing the match. Arvind Kejriwal is a grown-up version of that kid. To be honest, blaming EVM machines is as desperate as it gets. Actually, the last time Arvind Kejriwal did so was a week before the Delhi elections where he ended up winning 67 out of 70 seats.

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Even if we keep the motive aside for a second, the request doesn’t make much sense. It is much easier to fabricate ballot boxes and give a wrong counting than using EVM machines so how does it solve the problem? Moreover, in a way he is pushing the country 15 years back in time. It is like saying stop using smartphones, laptops, internet just because your bank accounts can be hacked or information can be stolen.

But, Mr Kejriwal the solution isn’t that! If you actually want a fair election to be conducted report the issue to the Election Commission, ask them to come up with new measures and arrangements instead of the current ones because creating a drama out of everything won’t help anyone.

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    nicholas dsouza
    Mar 14, 2017 at 11:51 am
    the writer knows the shortcomings of the evm & the tricks which can be used to manite the EVM. Why am I saying this? Before writing an article over such a controversial issue he must have done his R&D. Audio visual as well as written material abound which are sufficient to explain the flaws of an EVM.If the writer has not seen or read the material about EVM then it proves that he is not informed enough to express his opinion on this issue.
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    1. Kalpana Pillai
      Mar 14, 2017 at 11:38 am
      well said
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        Maggy
        Mar 14, 2017 at 11:42 am
        So all EVM Machines in embly election of Delhi were fixed. AAP got 67 seats. Now there should be fresh embly Election of Delhi with Ballot Papers.
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          sandeep
          Mar 14, 2017 at 11:38 am
          Noe these a** s can blame everything and anything except themselves. hobnob with anti National elements and this is what the people of the country are going to give to you...one solid kick on the back side.
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            Rituraj
            Mar 14, 2017 at 11:39 am
            Kejriwal got vote in Delhi Vidhan Sabha need to be dismissed when he got 67 seats. That Time he was not sure of such margin victory so at that time he need to call for ballot and reject that EVM result of 67 out of 70 in Delhi
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              sumir
              Mar 14, 2017 at 11:36 am
              barking dogs and nothing else
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