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Reintroduce ballot papers: Naqvi

delhi Updated: Jul 14, 2009 19:41 IST
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Echoing party stalwart LK Advani's views, BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today asked the Election Commission to replace Electronic Voting Machines by ballot papers in upcoming assembly polls in some states.

The reliability of EVMs had been questioned by a number of political parties and these should be replaced by the
traditional ballot paper system, he told a news conference here.

"Eighty per cent of national and regional parties have questioned the reliability of EVMs. Till adequate safeguards
are put in place to guard against their malfunctioning, these shall be replaced by ballot papers in coming assembly polls,"
he said.

The Election Commission should call a meeting of all political parties and technical experts in this regard at the
earliest, the BJP leader said.

He, however, said the defeat of the party in the recent Lok Sabha polls had nothing to do with complaints about the
EVMs.

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