Non-BJP parties to move SC against use of EVMs; decision taken by 15 parties at meeting in Delhi, says Chandrababu Naidu

Chandrababu Naidu said a decision to approach the Supreme Court against the use of EVMs was taken during a meeting of 15 non-BJP parties at Sharad Pawar's residence in New Delhi on Wednesday night.

Press Trust of India February 14, 2019 14:53:13 IST
Non-BJP parties to move SC against use of EVMs; decision taken by 15 parties at meeting in Delhi, says Chandrababu Naidu
  • Some non-BJP parties have decided to approach the Supreme Court against the use of EVMs, Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu said

  • A decision in this regard was taken during the meeting of 15 non-BJP parties at Sharad Pawar's residence in New Delhi on Wednesday, Naidu said

  • A TDP release on the teleconference, however, did not give any further details on the issue

Amaravati: Some non-BJP parties have decided to approach the Supreme Court against the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu said in Amaravati on Thursday.

NonBJP parties to move SC against use of EVMs decision taken by 15 parties at meeting in Delhi says Chandrababu Naidu

File image of the Supreme Court of India. PTI

In his daily teleconference with Telugu Desam Party leaders, Naidu said a decision in this regard was taken during the meeting of 15 non-BJP parties at Sharad Pawar's residence in New Delhi on Wednesday night. A TDP release on the teleconference, however, did not give any further details on the issue.

The TDP has been demanding that use of EVMs be abolished in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and that the Election Commission of India revert to the old ballot paper system.

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, who was in Amaravati a few days ago, maintained that "most parties" reposed faith in EVMs and regretted that some were making the EVMs part of their "motivated slugfest".

Naidu also told his party rank and file that the Opposition parties decided to forge a pre-election alliance and work with a common minimum programme. "There is a lot of antagonism towards Narendra Modi's rule across the country. Democracy will be in danger in the hands of incompetent people. Our talks with national parties have been successful," the release quoted the TDP chief as saying.

He, however, did not specify if the TDP would have a pre-poll alliance with the Congress in Andhra Pradesh.

The Congress had already announced it would contest the Lok Sabha and the state Assembly elections, due in May, on its own.

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