NEW DELHI: Even earlier than announcement of polls on February 26, the Election Fee had began receiving letters from West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee expressing misgivings about digital voting machines (EVMs) and voter verifiable paper audit path (VVPAT) and even demanding a third-party audit of the outcomes.
On Sunday, with Trinamool Congress recording a formidable win in West Bengal, there have been few murmurs concerning the reliability of EVMs and VVPATs.
EC officers stated the outcomes vindicated not solely the infallibility of EVMs but in addition its resolution to go in for elaborate safety preparations, together with the deployment of an enormous variety of central forces, for the eight-phase election. “Because of the boldness constructing measures, electors may come out in big numbers and vote fearlessly,” an official advised TOI.
“The large mandate for TMC reveals that this facilitation was as a lot for its voters as for these of every other celebration,” he added.