Telugu Desam Celebration headed by former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, which had been elevating his voice strongly in opposition to digital voting machines and advocating returning to poll system within the elections, has taken a whole U-turn.
On Monday, the TDP, which attended an all-party assembly convened by the Election Fee of India on the Constitutional Membership on the introduction of the distant voting machines within the ensuing elections, as a part of electoral reforms.
Until now, a voter has to bodily journey to the district the place he’s a registered elector as a way to forged his vote, however within the distant voting system, migrant voters received’t need to journey to their dwelling district to train their franchise however can forged their vote by distant methodology.
The EC made the proposal in a letter to a number of political events on December 28 and known as for a gathering on Monday to exhibit a prototype of the system. It requested the events to ahead their feedback by January 31.
However as many as 16 opposition events declared that they might oppose the Election Fee’s multi-constituency distant digital voting machines.
They embrace the Congress, Janata Dal (United), Shiv Sena, Communist Celebration of India, Communist Celebration of India (Marxist), Nationwide Convention, Peoples Democratic Celebration, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Indian Union Muslim League and Revolutionary Socialist Celebration amongst others.
The TDP, which has been opposing any sort of EVMs and preventing for the re-introduction of poll system because it misplaced energy in 2019 elections, modified its stand and prolonged help to the RVMs.
TDP legislator Payyavula Kesav and NRI wing member Vemuri Ravi Kumar, who attended the EC assembly in Delhi stated their occasion would help the distant EVMs.
They stated the distant EVMs would go a great distance in defending the voting rights of those that are away from their locations and serving to prevention of impersonation.
They stated the RVMs would additionally assist improve the voting proportion and provides a chance to the migrant voters to train their franchise.
It’s fairly apparent that the TDP has modified its stand solely to appease the BJP, as until 2019 common elections, it had accused the saffron occasion of manipulating the EVMs.
Now, it’s attempting to patch up with the BJP and therefore, it has taken a U-turn on the EVMs solely to keep away from antagonising the saffron occasion and the Centre.