OP Rawat said, “We manage all polls with 17 lakh EVMs. If you have simultaneous elections, we will need 34 lakh. And maintain the inventory for five years, without any use. So, instead of savings, there may be losses."
"When competition is tough, fingers are raised (on the role election commission) by political parties out of suspicion. We have accepted all the challenges with an open mind and have come out clean," Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat said.