June 4, 2019
Save democracy, bring back ballot papers: Mamata Banerjee
Trinamool Chairperson Mamata Banerjee launched yet another frontal attack on the BJP today, accusing it of using money power and resorting to tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs) to win the recent Lok Sabha election held over seven phases.
Mamata Banerjee, who held a meeting with the party MPs and MLAs to review the Trinamool Congress’s performance in the Lok Sabha election today, said, “We want ballot papers back. We don’t want EVM. Save democracy, bring back ballot papers.”
“We will run this campaign across country with all political parties. Even America has done away with it,” said Mamata Banerjee adding, “Only two per cent machines are verified, 98 per cent are not verified.”
She claimed that machines were not working and the one that were changed “were not programmed for fair polling. They were pre programmed for a party.”
“One lakh machines are missing. EVM voting is not the verdict of people,” Mamata Banerjee declared. Her comments came in reference to the BJP’s massive victory in the Lok Sabha election.
She also formed a committee comprising Subrata Bakshi, Partha Chattopadhyay, Firhad Hakim, Suvendu Adhikari, Abhishek Bandyopadhyay – to decide the schedule of the ‘Janasanjog Yatra’. The routes will be decided by the district leadership.