Mamata jumps into EVM row, wants all-party meeting

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New Delhi, March 18: Wading into the ongoing controversy over Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has demanded an all-party meeting on the issue.

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BSP chief Mayawati and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal have levelled allegations of EVM tampering after their loss in assembly polls.

“Whether one would accept or not is absolutely their choice. But the Election Commission may call for an all-party meeting. Let it be discussed,” said Banerjee.

Banerjee showed reporters the SWamy’s video clippings his views on feasibility of tampering EVMs.

In the video clippings, Swamy is seen saying that the EVMs were made in Japan but ballot papers were used even there during elections because the machines can be tampered.

Describing Swamy as “very strong legally”, the Trinamool Congress supremo said, “What he (Swamy) has said is not wrong. He has not said anything bad. I have not said anything, but I think there can be an investigation into this issue.”