Political parties turn their back to EVM checking

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Nashik: Some political parties are raising doubt over the transparency of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and demanded to use ballot paper, but Election Commission rejected this and decided to make a presentation of EVM before the political parties to bring transparency in the process.

Representatives of all political parties were called on Tuesday for this, but barring Shiv Sena other political parties turned their back to this. The presentation of EVM was to be made before office bearers of all political parties at the warehouse of Central Food Corporation at Ambad.

The Election Commission has made 9,422 ballot and 5,479 control units available for Nashik district. 15 engineers of the Election Commission are checking the EVMs. All political parties were invited to clear their doubts regarding them.

All representatives had been urged to be present at 11 am, but they failed to be present, engineers started to check the EVMs. In actual, political parties should note EVM number, their working and seal verified and see whether the same EVM is used on the election centre or not on election day, but they turned their back to this.

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