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Congress wants to bring back ballot paper system, says Therie

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By EMN Updated: Sep 17, 2019 12:56 am
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Dimapur, Sep. 16 (EMN): President of Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) K Therie has stated that the All India Congress Committee (AICC) is “seriously considering bringing back ballot paper system” claiming EVM system as vulnerable.

This was deliberated during the AICC meeting held on September 12, Therie informed in a press release.

“Expressing doubt on the verdict of 2019, members also expressed that with multiple unanswerable questions, doubt on EVM manipulation is becoming stronger everyday and that the people no longer trust EVMs. The VVPAT system also has no value despite of SC ordering to provide VVPAT machines in all the polling stations since counting of VVPATs was prevented by ECI,” read the statement.

Therie went on to say that the party had a special meeting for north-eastern states on September 13 and deliberated on the issues of “NRC, CAB, Naga Peace process and Special Category State provisions and its impact on development and economy.”

The party has “decided to seek a white paper from the BJP Government in respect of NE States particularly on special provisions provided in the Constitution with reference to Article 371.” The statement went on to say that it has decided to establish NECCC Office at Guwahati with an aim to monitor social growth and facilitate economic growth.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 17, 2019 12:56:00 am