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NPCC calls to curb division on religious line

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By EMN Updated: May 18, 2022 10:16 pm
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Dimapur, May 18 (EMN): President of the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), K Therie, stated that the ‘Udaipur Declaration’ on May 15, was a call for all the citizens to come out of the tragedy of divide and rule based on religious lines. He added that the Congress’ Udaipur Nav Sankalp was a call for India to unite in removing the ‘communal demon.’

“Besides the religious divide, division of votes through the multi-party system is responsible for keeping the majority in the opposition and discontented with the BJP ruling central government. BJP is ruling with only 37.36% against 62%. 37.36% is with EVM votes,” Therie claimed.

He added that the religious divide has polarised not only society but even the executive and the judiciary.

Therie also stated that the Udaipur Chintan Shivir had seriously considered on EVMs, which lack transparency and could be tampered, vulnerable and unreliable. He added that with over 19 lakh EVMs missing, voters have totally lost their trust in the EVM system.

Since the demand for paper ballots represented by NGO is pending with ECI, Therie stated that the Congress party has decided to wait for ECI’s reply.

Meanwhile, Therie informed that NPCC would submit a representation to ECI demanding VVPAT printout be used as ballot paper in voting, wherein the voter after verifying the printout from the VVPAT machine, could stamp it and drop it into the ballot box. He further stated that NPCC has demanded for one day polling and simultaneous counting.

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By EMN Updated: May 18, 2022 10:16:25 pm