Opposition parties reject Centre’s call for ‘one nation, one election’ in Rajya Sabha, demand return of ballot papers
Opposition parties on Wednesday rejected government’s call for “one nation, one election” and demanded that the ballot papers must be brought back to restore the faith of people in country’s electoral system.
“EVMs have been a very huge problem. We must not conclude or think if you are anti-EVM you are against technology. When the technology does not guarantee perfection then you need to question the technology. We want ballot papers,” Derek O’Brien of Trinamool Congress said initiating the short-duration discussion on electoral reforms in Rajya Sabha.
He listed several issues in the present electoral system, including interruptions of international companies during polls, misuse of data, social media and EVMs.…
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