Hyderabad, July 16:-
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLAs under the leadership of senior leader Mr Nagam Janardhana Reddy on Thursday urged the Chief Election Commissioner to conduct Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections in age-old ballot paper system.
Addressing a press conference after submitting a memorandum to the Election Commission, the TDP leader pointed out that the party had received a series of complaints from several places about malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the recently concluded Assembly and general elections.
He said that some developed countries reverting to ballot paper after they found out that EVMs were being manipulated.
As the faulty EVMs not functioning properly, many voters had to return dejected, he pointed out.
Following a series of complaints on EVMs in the recent elections, the Telugu Desam president, Mr N Chandrababu Naidu prefers the age-old ballot paper be continued, he added.