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Most parties have reposed faith in EVMs, says CEC

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said Tuesday most parties have reposed their faith in Electronic Voting Machines, but expressed regret that some sections made it part of a motivated slugfest . He noted that there was a difference between tampering and malfunctioning (of EVMs) and asserted that not a single case of tampering had been established so far . The CEC, however, remained non-committal on the demand raised by various parties for counting of VVPAT slips though he said a vigorous exercise would be launched to create awareness on the VVPATs. Most parties reposed their faith in voting through the EVM, though some asked for counting of more VVPAT slips. Some wanted more hands-on demonstrations of the machines to familiarise voters on how to use these machines for voting to instill more confidence, the CEC said. The former IAS officer observed that EVMs delivered a particular result in 2014. Subsequently, elections were held in Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bihar, ...

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