March 19, 2011 3:55:17 am
The Shiv Sena has indicated that it would oppose the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the forthcoming civic polls.
Sena mouthpiece Saamna on Friday announced an interview of Sena chief Bal Thackeray,to be serialised in the Marathi daily from March 21,in which a picture of Thackeray was published with his comments. ¿We won¿t accept EVMs,will cast votes as we did in the past¿ by using (rubber) stamps on (ballot) papers… Yes,too many fingers were pointed at us¿ we are such that they will run short of fingers,¿ the comments said.
The Sena had opposed the use of EVMs in the past and Thackeray had alleged that the EVMs had been tampered during the 2009 general and Assembly polls. He had said that the EVMs were not foolproof and could be easily tampered with. Incidentally,27 zilla parishads and 10 municipal corporations,including those in Mumbai,Thane,Pune,Nashik and Nagpur,are going to polls in less than a year.
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