DUSU Elections 2018 : NSUI Goes Court Against EVM Malfunctioning;Court Orders DU To Keep EVM’s Secured

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NSUI in a Press Release today raised a number of questions.The party said that “NSUI was winning DUSU President and Secretary post with a huge margin after 6 rounds then 6 EVMs started malfunctioning and EC wanted to set those aside.How is it that machines which were working during polling,just a day before were not working during counting? Infact,the vote share of NSUI was highest in the last 6 years.

• When desrepancies were raised, counting was suspended and the EC announced that counting will be done at a later date.

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• Not only this,the election commission also made absurd suggestions that votes on malfunctioning machine be divided between NSUI and ABVP.

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• Also, votes were being displayed on Ballot no 10 for Secretary post when there was no one on Ballot no 10, not even NOTA and on the same machines,NSUI Secretary candidate got 0 votes!

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• The Election Commission refused to give EVM wise counting of votes. Instead,only provided with the total votes polled for each candidate.

• It must also be noted that data for 7 EVMs was not given.

‚Ä¢ Moreover,why was no action taken on the memorandum submitted by NSUI which suggested measures to increase transparency and integrity of the election process?”

NSUI today held a protest demonstration against the Election Commission of India against what they called as ‘The rigging of EVM machines in DUSU poll 2018’ and also rushed to the court for the EVM malfunctioning.The petition was filed by Sunny Chhillar and other candidates.

The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi University Election Officer to ensure that the EVMs to be kept securely used in DUSU Elections and specifically those 7 EVMs whose data is still unaccounted.

High Court directed the respondents to file their counter affidavit within a period of three weeks from the receipt of notice.

NSUI National President,Mr. Fairoz Khan said, “It is the victory of NSUI that the court had to accept that there was a glitch in the EVMs and it had to issue an order in that respect. NSUI will continue to fight for the students’ rights and will continue our demand of Re-polling on Ballot Paper”.

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Shivam Malhotra
A social media enthusiast who is in love with this digital world! Wrote the first article for DU Express in May 2016.

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