The BJP on Thursday raised the question of efficacy and credibility of electronic voting machines in the recently held Assembly elecvtions.
Party general secretary Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters in Delhi that his party had raised the issue of five voters casting their vote within a minute in Maharashtra with the chief electoral officer, but nothing was done. Similarly, he said, in Haryana, 300 votes were cast within an hour, and 600 votes were cast within 2 hours, which was humanly impossible.
Nagvi however said that he was not questioning the impartiality of the election commission, but his question was related to the EVMs being manufactured by one company based in Hyderabad and the other company based in Bangalore.
Nowhere in the democratic world, even in small countries, are the EVMs being used, Naqvi said. India, the biggest parliamentary democracy in the world, was using the EVMs, about which questions continue to be raised, he added.