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EC wants 8711 crore rupees for using EVMs

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  • 19 September, 2022 14:32:51

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News Desk: The Election Commission (EC) has approved a new scheme for the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in the upcoming 12th National Assembly elections. Which is being sent to the Planning Commission.

It is known that the Election Commission has asked for an allocation of 8 thousand 711 crores for the implementation of this project.

On Monday (September 19), the Election Commissioner told reporters after the commission meeting held at the capital's Election Commission building. Alamgir.

EVMs have been controversial since the beginning. While one party applauded the voting of this method, many other political parties including BNP have been opposing it since the beginning. The ruling Awami League and the Election Commission believe that fair and impartial elections are possible through EVMs. In this regard, the EC is also highlighting the EVM voting system as a model in different countries of the world. In the meantime, the commission has announced the EVM voting in at least 150 constituencies across the country in the upcoming national elections.

EC Alamgir said on Sunday that we had a meeting with the political parties. Based on their written statements and video clips, it was decided to use EVMs in the elections.

The former EC Secretary explained that the opinion given about the use of EVMs by political parties in the dialogue was not properly reflected in the roadmap, even with such reports in the media.

He said, photo can be seen in EVM along with voter list. So even if no one's fingerprints match, one has no chance to vote for another. If someone's fingerprint doesn't match, that photo is matched.

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