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Congress demands revote for DUSU with ballot papers

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Questioning the over its alleged silence on the procurement of used in DUSU elections, the on Friday demanded that a revote be held with ballot papers.

The party also questioned the poll panel over "privately sourced EVMs" used in the student body elections, adding that its demand for the last two years on the use of Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails in DUSU elections had been ignored.

"The on Thursday clarified that they did not supply the Electronic Voting Machines used in Students Union elections. After the clarification on the EVMs, why didn't the varsity tell from where it got these EVMs," asked while speaking to the media here.

He also claimed the were tampered with, adding that it resulted in the defeat of Congress-affiliated NSUI on three of the four DUSU posts.

The RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad won three of the four seats, while the got one post in the elections, the results of which were declared on Thursday.

"Whenever there is EVM malfunctioning, the BJP ends up winning elections," the quipped.

The Congress said that the varsity issued a circular on September 10 to all affiliated colleges' principals on the use of on election day.

"Hyderabad-based (ECIL) supplied EVMs to the It is the same company that provides EVMs to the too," Maken said, adding that without permission from the poll panel, ECIL cannot supply EVMs to anyone.

"When the concerned did not approve the EVMs' supply to the DU, how did it happen? And if the did give the nod for the supply, why has the information been hidden from us?" the Congress questioned.

"The EVMs are being tampered. And if the EVMs have been tampered for the DU polls, why cannot they be tampered in the "



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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 16:00 IST