Karnataka Polls: ECI Responds to Concerns Raised by Congress, Uses New EVMs
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has responded to concerns raised by the Congress party in Karnataka by using new Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the state assembly elections. The decision came after the Congress party raised doubts about the functioning of the EVMs and called for clarification from the ECI.
The ECI assured that the new EVMs are tamper-proof and has been specifically designed for the Karnataka elections. The decision was taken to address any doubts that may have been raised regarding the accuracy of the election process.
The new EVMs were used in all 222 constituencies in Karnataka, with no major issues reported during the polling process. Over 50,000 EVMs were deployed across the state, with one EVM being used at each polling station.
By using the new EVMs, the ECI hopes to restore confidence in the election process and provide citizens with the assurance that their votes are being counted accurately. The ECI has also taken several other measures to ensure transparency and fairness during the elections.
These measures include the installation of CCTV cameras at all polling booths, the use of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs), and the deployment of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) to maintain law and order during the elections.
The Congress party has previously expressed concerns about the EVMs, alleging that they can be tampered with to change the outcome of the elections. However, the use of the new EVMs has helped dispel any concerns that the Congress party may have had regarding the accuracy of the election process.
The use of EVMs has been a bone of contention between political parties in India for several years now, with some parties calling for a return to paper ballots. However, the ECI has repeatedly assured that EVMs are tamper-proof and provide a more efficient and accurate way of conducting elections.
In conclusion, the use of new EVMs during the Karnataka assembly elections has helped restore confidence in the election process and provide citizens with the assurance that their votes are being counted accurately. The ECI has taken several measures to ensure transparency and fairness during the elections and has worked to address any concerns that may have been raised by the political parties. The use of EVMs has proven to be an efficient and reliable way of conducting elections in India.