Election 2019

Something wrong with EVMs, need to investigate them: Sam Pitroda

AHMEDABAD: Technocrat-turned-politician Sam Pitroda pronounced Thursday that he feels there is something wrong with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

He can not pinpoint a smirch immediately and would need to investigate a appurtenance for that, a Congress personality said.

“As an engineer, as a technical expert, we am not confident with EVM,” Pitroda pronounced during a press discussion here.

“But we have not been means to pinpoint it since we do not have an EVM. If someone gives me an EVM to investigate for a year, afterwards we can contend something,” he said.

“You will have to know a design, a program ….But one thing is for sure, there is something wrong with it. We do not know what is wrong with it,” pronounced Pitroda, who had served as confidant to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Opposition parties recently demanded counting of during slightest 50 per cent of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail slips during a Lok Sabha elections, claiming that EVM’s trustworthiness was doubtful.

On a feasibility of a Nyay intrigue announced by a Congress in a manifesto, he pronounced it was framed after consulting experts from opposite a world, and creates mercantile sense.

“Time has come for a nation to consider about 50 million lowest families. It is a dignified shortcoming to uplift them,” he said, adding that for a 3 trillion dollars economy, appropriation a intrigue will not be formidable as a country’s economy was flourishing during 8 per cent annually.

“The income will go into economy, will emanate jobs in farming areas,” he said, adding that it will assistance a economy only as a National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) did.

On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim that a Congress neglected and did misapplication to Gujarat, Pitroda pronounced nobody could disparage a state.

“Many arch ministers came and went, though Gujarat has always finished good since Gujaratis do well. And they do good not only in Gujarat though also in London, America…They do good everywhere. Nobody can disparage Gujarat,” he said.

On Modi’s dart that a Congress was “speaking a denunciation of Pakistan” over surgical and atmosphere strikes carried out by a Indian army inside Pakistan, Pitroda said, “Whatever we say, a primary apportion and (BJP president) Amit Shah tab we as anti-national.

“(That) The Congress celebration during a right time cut Pakistan into dual pieces (in 1971) should tell we enough,” he added.

Article source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/elections/lok-sabha/india/something-wrong-with-evms-need-to-study-them-sam-pitroda/articleshow/68941936.cms


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