New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Election Commission to furnish details of the addition and deletion of names in the electoral roll between January 1, 2018, and Jan 1, 2019, by March 28.
In order to keep a check on illegal money flow in the upcoming general elections, the EC has set up a high powered committee comprising of many enforcement, financial, and security agencies, ET reported.
Furthermore, former Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla today gave a thumbs up to the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to be used in Lok Sabha Elections 2019, arguing that the equipment cannot be hacked or manipulated as they are not accessible through external machines and are kept under the surveillance of senior government officials.
“I firmly believe that EVMs are very good machines and cannot be manipulated. The moment we let our NRIs vote, it has to be a computerized machine without firewalls and then EVMs can be breached,” said Navin Chawla.
The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will begin on April 11 and will be held in seven phases, the Election Commission announced on Sunday. The model code of conduct came into immediate effect from March 10 itself and the counting of votes will take place on May 23, 2019.
(With agency inputs)