New Delhi Correspondent
India’s Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition which sought use of ballot papers instead of Electronic Voting Machines in the coming assembly elections in five states and parliamentary polls due next year.
A bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, did not agree with the contention of the NGO ‘Nyay Bhoomi’ that Electronic Voting Machines are vulnerable to misuse and they should not be used in the polls to ensure free and fair elections.
The bench responded to the petition by saying “every system and machine is capable to be used and misused. Doubts will be everywhere.”
Assembly elections are being held in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana states this month and December.