No doubts about efficacy of EVMs, no question of stopping its use: Prasad

NEW DELHI: Dismissing doubts of the opposition parties on the use of electronics voting machines in the Elections, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that there was no question of stopping their use.

Replying to a short duration discussion in Rajya Sabha on electoral reforms, Mr Prasad, responding to the doubts expressed by several members on the efficacy of the EVMs, said,” EVMS were there even when Congress had won. So, if they win the elections, the EVMs are fine but when we win, they become suspect. When Manmohan Singh was re-elected, when Mamata Banerjee got a second term, no question of EVM arose. If Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Communists in Kerala formed the Government, then also EVM was okay. But when the people chose Narendra Modi as their prime minister, the EVM was at fault. This is total double standard.”  (AGENCIES)