Refrain from using EVM JOF to EC

Staff Correspondent

19 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Jatiya Oikya Front (JOF) has reiterated it demand that the Election Commission (EC) should not use the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the upcoming elections in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC).

“EVM is anti-constitutional as the constitution of Bangladesh clearly says about the direct ballot and privacy of the voting. There is no privacy in the EVM system. The use of EVMs is a violation of the constitution. It will also violate fundamental rights in true sense. Throw it into the Bay of Bengal,” Oikya Front leader ASM Abdur Rab said.

He made the statements while addressing a press conference on DNCC and DSCC elections at the Jatiya Press Club in the capital on Saturday.