Opposition united against EVMs; 17 parties to demand for ballot voting for 2019 elections

New Delhi: Reiterating its demand opposition unitedly will put forth their demand asking that the ballot papers be used for 2019 elections. 17 opposition parties led by the Congress will first hold a joint meeting on Monday. They will mull over pushing a discussion on the issue in Parliament and will also appeal to the Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding the use of ballot papers for the voters to exercise their franchise in the upcoming election.
Opposition camp is in aggressive mood in its latest demand to scrap EVMs. It has attributed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) previous victories in state assembly elections to EVMs. The parties pushing for ballot voting in place of EVMs include Trinamool Congress (TMC), the Left, the Nationalist Congress Party, Shiv Sena, Telugu Desam Party, YSR Congress and others. However, AIADMK, Telangana Rashtriya Samithi and the Biju Janata Dal are not supporting the demand.