Responding to a question on holding Lok Sabha and assembly elections simultaneously, CEC Sunil Arora said the call on the subject has to be taken at the political level. Once a decision is take, the Commission can only facilitate its implementation.
Separate elections give space to regional parties to find their political voice. It seems inappropriate to subjugate the people’s mandate at the local level to the whims of the politics beyond, writes former CEC Dr. S.Y. Quraishi
Most of the criticism of EVMs appears to stem from a knee-jerk mistrust of technology. The authors have studied and analysed EVMs across India first-hand for years, ever since they were first introduced; and feel completely confident that they are tamper- and hack-proof, and cite their reasons for it.