Editors have urged the Election Commission to introduce electronic voting machine (EVM) in consultation with the opposition. They came up with their opinion in a views-exchange meeting with the Commission on Saturday.
The editors, however, said the opposition should not show any reservation against the voting technology before assessing it properly. They suggested the EC to put in more efforts to have a positive feedback from the main opposition to make its initiative fruitful.
… Chief election commissioner A T M Shamsul Haque CEC Huda said they had schedules to hold talks with the BNP and its allies, but they were yet to receive any formal feedback from in this regard.
Huda said a massive campaign should be launched to raise the awareness of people in this regard. “It may backfire if we want to do it alone,” he said.
Managing director of the Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory Brig Gen Saifur Rahman said it was possible to make EVMs for the 300 constituencies in the 10th parliament elections if they got orders by August this year.
The EC sat with the senior journalists as part of its ongoing dialogue on key issues like use of EVM; Representation of the People Order; laws on demarcation of constituencies and appointment of election commissioners.
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