CPI terms Election Commission not allowing it to witness EVM challenge ‘deplorable’

CEC Nasim Zaidi, meanwhile, said that NCP, CPM did not participate in EVM challenge and only expressed their wish to understand the EVM process.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:June 3, 2017 7:34 pm
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The Communist Party of India on Saturday came down heavily on the Election Commission over its “deplorable” move of not allowing it to witness today’s EVM challenge. The CPI raised doubts about the EC’s motive behind the “denial” and said the poll watchdog’s “approach of secrecy to not allow the party” to witness the process was against spirit of its invitation letter seeking cooperation from political parties. The EC, the CPI said, informed it about its stand that the party cannot observe the EVM challenge programme only yesterday.

“Being a national party we wanted to witness the challenge. But surprisingly, it told us we cannot take part in the process, but only those parties which took part in the challenge. This is deplorable,” CPI General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said over the phone. In his letter to the Commission written yesterday, Reddy said the CPI wanted to witness the process in the interest of transparency for the healthy traditions of democracy.

Referring to the EC’s earlier letter inviting all parties for the challenge, Reddy said that the communication had sought cooperation in strengthening the electoral process so as to make it more transparent, participative and credible. “We are of the strong opinion that this approach of secrecy in such an exercise is in contravention to the spirit of your invitation letter seeking cooperation from political parties. It raises doubts about the motive of Election Commission behind this denial,” the leader said.

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    NARANAT
    Jun 4, 2017 at 1:28 pm
    1. It is a pity that the ECI & peac0ak judges of this country r above any scrutiny. 2. By showing 3 EVMs this CEC is claiming all the 15lakh EVMs r tamper proof. Whom he is trying to fool? 3. HC judges r giving verdicts in hours to support Hinduthva when their usual practice is to sit even on open-and-shut cheque cases for min 10 years. For Hundutva issue judges r even ready for midnight trails. 4. A man was lynched for goat meat, the judges were sleeping. A Govinda Swamy raped an OBC girl, judges were busy to save the rapist cause there was a "Swamy" in his last name. A dalit family & children were burned alive, judges were silent. People carry dead on shoulder, judges were enjoying. Patients r pulled by their leg no judge took suomoto. UP CM banned meat uncons utionally, judges forgot to react. But when a cow was slaughtered for food judges r panic & woke up in arms with shameless pea theories. Y only a COW can ignite fire beneath the tails of these CasteHindu peac0ak judges?
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      Balasubramanya
      Jun 3, 2017 at 7:45 pm
      CPI's claim as a national party is rediculous, and we can't understand why CPI is airing its opinion for each and every events taking place.
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        NARANAT
        Jun 4, 2017 at 1:19 pm
        1. It is a pity that the corrupt ECI and corrupt pea judges of this country are above any scrutiny. 2. By exposing 3 EVM units of their own choice this BJP puppet CEC is claiming all the 15lakh EVMs are tamper proof. Whom he is trying to fool? 3. HC judges are coming out with verdicts in hours to support Hinduthva agenda when their usual practice is to sit even on open-and-shut cheque bouncing cases for minimum 10 years. If it is a Hundutva issue these judges are even ready to conduct courts during midnight. 4. When a man was lynched for having goat meat, the judges of India were sleeping. When a Govinda Swamy raped an OBC girl these judges were busy in searching for excuses to save the rapist because there was a "Swamy" in his last name. When a dalit family including children was burned alive these judges were silent. When people carry dead on shoulder judges were enjoying it. When patients are pulled by their leg no judge took suomoto. When a female deadbody was dumped in trash
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