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June 24, 2019

Trinamool MPs protest in Parliament against EVMs

Trinamool MPs protest in Parliament against EVMs

Demanding use of ballot papers, All India Trinamool Congress MPs today staged a demonstration in Parliament complex against the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the elections.

Trinamool MPs from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha gathered in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue with placards reading “No EVM, we want paper ballot” written in English, Hindi and Bangla.

After the Lok Sabha poll results, Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee had accused BJP of resorting to EVM tampering to win elections. “We want paper ballot back. We do not want EVM. Save democracy, bring back ballot papers,” she had said.

For the annual 21st July Shahid Dibas Rally, Mamata Banerjee has coined the slogan “Machine noye, Ballot ferao” (No EVMs, bring ballots back).