"In times when great technological advancement is taking place, returning to ballot papers will be a retrograde step," he told a TV news channel at his village in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district.
"EVMs should not be done away with. Those who are voicing doubt over the machines are trying to take us back in time," he said, adding voting through ballot papers was a time consuming process.
Hazare and Kejriwal, who were together during the stir for anti-corruption ombudsman 'Lokpal', parted ways after the latter chose to take a plunge into politics.
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