Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that there was a need to relook at the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in the electoral process until faith is restored in it.
He said that several countries in the west are using ballot system instead of EVMs. “Developed countries have given up EVMs should we not rethink? Even the BJP, including Advaniji, had said EVMs can be tampered,” he said.
“EC should count slips of VVPAT and match it with figures of EVM results if it matches people’s trust will increase,” he added.
Kejriwal alleged that large-scale irregularities in electronic voting machines had transferred 20-25% of the Aam Aadmi Party’s votes to opponents in Punjab.
On Tuesday, the AAP chief had demanded paper ballots in the upcoming Delhi municipal polls. The EC has rejected the demand and dismissed any speculation around EVM tampering.