Use EVMs with VVPAT in Tripura: Sitaram

The President of the Tripura unit of BJP, Shri Biplab Deb, has cast aspersions on the objectivity and fairness of the Electronic Voting Machines. This comes in the background of the widespread apprehensions about EVMs. CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury has written a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner and demanded among other things that in elections in Tripura EVMs  with Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) should be used. We are herewith releasing the full text of the letter.

Tripura: Foil Divisive Designs

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) condemns the incidents of violence in Agartala city in Tripura.  These are a result of the violent behavior of some of the  participants in a rally organized by the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT).  The IPFT is carrying on a divisive campaign for a separate state for the tribal people.  These incidents were pre-planned and certain opposition parties sought to exploit the situation.