IMAGE STORY

EVM quit India slogans reverberate across cities
  • Quit India Day, August 9,  was marked as a day of protest to demand that EVMs Quit India. EVM Virodhi Rashtriya Jan Andolan said that there is a “threat” to Indian democracy by the use of EVMs.

    EVM Bharat Chodo, Desh Bachao aur Loktantra Bachao’ (EVM leave India, Save India, Save Democracy) slogans reverberated across the country in various cities including the national capital Delhi. On Wednesday, a press conference was organised by the ‘EVM Virodhi Rashtriya Jan Andolan’ at the Indian Women's Press Corps, Delhi. The body decided to hold a protest march on August 9, the Quit India Movement Day, from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar under the title. The protest, which started at 11.00 am on Friday, was attended by several EVM experts, activists and political leaders like Sharad Yadav, Sanjay Singh, Danish Ali, Hardik Patel among others.

    The victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, that gave a seemingly “massive mandate” to the party for the second time was not without several key questions being raised. Throughout the seven stage voting process, questions of not just the Election Commission's partisan role but more specifically, EVM's malfunctioning, being stored in not very secure locations, surfaced.

    Incidents of massive Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) ‘malfunctions’ were reported in each of the seven phases of the elections. Citizens society and several leaders among the opposition parties questioned the reliability and credibility of these machines throughout the election process. 

    Photo Credits:
  • Photo Credits:
  • Photo Credits:
  • Photo Credits:
  • Photo Credits:
  • Photo Credits:
  • Photo Credits:
  • Photo Credits:
  • Photo Credits:
  • Photo Credits:
  • Photo Credits:
  • Photo Credits:
  • Photo Credits:
  • Photo Credits: