Debate Nammalariyanam

Should We Return To Ballot System?

Only a few months are left for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The whole nation is eagerly waiting for the 2019 general elections. But a claim made by a US-based hacker has shocked the nation. He claimed that the electronic voting machines, including those used for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, were tampered with. He says that our voting machines are not secure and that they were manipulated earlier by some parties to acquire power. We have seen the victory of Congress in three states in the recent assembly elections. What is the truth behind the electronic voting machines? Other than discussing the mere politics behind this, Nammalariyanam also would like to raise a question in connection with the issue- Should we return to the ballot system? Nammalariyanam.