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"No chance at all", says CEC on possibility of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls

Updated : August 24, 2018 12:35 PM IST

There has been some speculation in the recent weeks that Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Mizoram due this year end may be deferred and held simultaneously along with the Lok Sabha elections, scheduled for April-May 2019.
To a query on complaints of "failure" of the Electronic Voting Machines(EVMs), Rawat lamented that in many quarters in India, the understanding of the EVM system "isn't comprehensive enough".
Rawat also said the Voter Verified Paper Trail(VVPAT) usage is a new concept which was put in place after the Commission made a commitment to have 100 percent VVPATs following "political pressure."

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