Bangladesh: BNP urges Election Commission to roll back Electronic Voting Machine plan | Dhaka Tribune
BNP has urged the Election Commission to shelve its plan to use Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in the upcoming elections to two Dhaka city corporations. The party said EVM is an ill-motivated government project to destroy people’s voting rights, reports UNB. “The Election Commission’s decision to use the EVMs in the polls to Dhaka south and north city corporations is part of an evil plan to implement a silent project of killing people’s voting rights by using the technology in the future election in which the government is changed,” BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Sunday. He said: “BNP thinks the decision to use the machine in Bangladesh’s election system is a serious conspiracy. We hope the Election Commission will take steps for holding the election through traditional ballot papers cancelling its decision to conduct the voting through the EVM so that people can freely exercise their right to franchise.”Full Article: BNP urges Election Commission to roll back EVM plan | Dhaka Tribune.