NEW DELHI: A move that would have added another layer of mystery to the voting procedure in India has been nixed by a group of priests headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
The priests have chosen not to permit the Election Commission to present Totaliser voting machines, which make it hard to figure out how a zone voted by scrambling information from surveying corners.
The Election Commission has been getting ready for over 10 years to present the machines. The legislature, in any case, has been against it since it contends it will hamper surveying corner administration.
Before the EVMs or Electronic Voting Machines were presented in the 1980s, poll papers on which individuals cast their votes were scattered up to guarantee significantly more mystery and make it hard to recognize a voting design.
With EVMs, it is anything but difficult to tell how individuals voted in a surveying station, which helps government officials or their gatherings to recognize where they got more votes and where they were rejected. This has regularly prompted competitors dismissing improvement work in zones where they got slightest votes, say authorities.
The totaliser associates all EVMs through a link so votes from a voting demographic are enlisted and checked together. The Election Commission had talked about presenting the Totaliser with all national gatherings and most acknowledged it.