GPS-enabled vehicles to transport EVMs: CEC
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Friday said GPS-enabled vehicles would be used for the Transportation of EVMs
JAIPUR: Comparing the criticism of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) with that of the criticism done about dams built in the 1950s, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Friday said GPS-enabled vehicles would be used for the Transportation of EVMs, while raising concern over low turnout in some districts in the past elections apart from registration of first-time voters and turnout of women voters.
Quoting the experts, Arora also said that the criticism of EVMs were termed by them as “very cheap talk”.
Taking a dig at the critics of the EVMs during an event a the Manipal University on Friday, Arora said: “In the the 1950s, when the dams and power plants were constructed, during that time as well there were criticisms in Punjab and Haryana. Many said that the dams were consuming the power of the river water. The criticism of the EVMs has reached the same level, but in a more sophisticated way.”