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Problem not with EVM or VVPAT but with counting: Sharad Pawar

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(NCP) on Monday once again raised questions on the use of machines (EVMs) and the voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines and said he would discuss the issue with other opposition members in

"The problem is not the with the EVM or VVPAT where the people vote, but with the machine with the that is finally counted. We are going to go in depth into it now by discussing this with technnogists and experts and Opposition members in Delhi," he told party workers at a meeting here.

The meeting in was organised on

The party was founded on June 10, 1999, by Pawar, and P A Sangma after they were expelled from the Congress.

Pawar added that in future there might be problems if the people came to know that their votes were not going to the right candidate and asserted this could not be allowed to happen.

"If people realise that the vote they are casting is not going for their candidate of choice, they may keep calm now but they may take law into their hands in future. We should not allow that to happen," he said.

NCP also held an emergency meeting on June 1 to look into shortcomings behind the massive defeat in the Lok Sabha polls in Besides chalking out a strategy for the Assembly that are due later this year was also discussed in the meeting.

The party received a crushing blow in the recently held Lok Sabha with the party just managing to win just four out of the 19 seats it contested from in

Its ally, Congress, performed even more poorly as it could secure just two seats despite fighting on 25 seats in the state.

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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 16:45 IST