New Delhi, Jan 24
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has categorically stated that Election Commission of India would not be intimidated or coerced to go back to paper ballot system.
He said that Commission would continue to use Electronic Voting Machines and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines.
Arora was speaking at an International conference on ‘Making our Elections Inclusive and Accessible’ in New Delhi today. He termed the recent controversies surrounding EVMs as unfortunate.
Arora said that Election Commission’s Systematic Voter’s Education and Electoral Participation program has been a success in empowering voters.
The conference was hosted by the Election Commission of India in connection with the 9th National Voters’ Day tomorrow.
The participants include heads and dignitaries from Election Management Bodies from six countries and three International Organizations.