Mysuru: Members of the KPCC women’s wing launched a post card campaign seeking to return to ballot papers, in front of the MCC office here yesterday.
Addressing the women Congress workers, former MLA M.K. Somashekar alleged that EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) were hacked during the 2018 Assembly polls and the 2019 Lok Sabha Polls.
Maintaining that there was every possibility of EVMs being hacked, Somashekar demanded return to ballot papers to ensure transparency in the elections.
Claiming that there were many doubts on the functioning of EVMs, he maintained that EVMs were not foolproof and can be hacked. He further said that Ballot Papers must be used in all future elections for upholding democracy.
KPCC Women’s Wing President Dr. Pushapa Ananath said that there was strong objection to EVMs across the country.
Claiming that almost all political parties, barring the BJP, were demanding ballot paper polls, she alleged that there were many cases of mismatch of VVPATs.
Stressing on the need for using ballot papers, for maintain transparency in polls, she said that the post card campaign is aimed at sending more than one lakh post cards to the President of India seeking ballot paper polls.
District Congress President Dr. B.J. Vijay Kumar, City Congress President R. Murthy, former Mayor Modamani, former Deputy Mayor Pushpavalli, Congress leaders Dr. Sujatha Rao, M.A. Kamala Anantaram, Lalitha Nagaraj and others were present.