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Oppn parties complain against BJP's name on EVMs, EC says in use since 2013

The EVMs display the party symbols, name of the candidates and their photographs

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Former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi, who is also a sitting MP from Barrackpore, said this was a 'clear fraud on the people' and an attempt to 'hack the EVMs'

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Opposition parties on Saturday approached the Election Commission alleging display of party name only under the BJP symbol on EVMs during a mock poll in West Bengal's Barrackpore constituency, but the poll panel said the same insignia has been under use since 2013.
A delegation of opposition parties comprising senior Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Ahmed Patel and Trinamool Congress' Dinesh Trivedi and Derek O'Brien met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora over the issue and demanded that either all such EVMs be removed from the remaining phases of elections or names of other parties be added too.
The EVMs display the

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First Published: Apr 28 2019 | 9:36 AM IST

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