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Dump EVMs and revert to ballot: AIADMK

May 27, 2009 21:45 IST

Accusing the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam of using money power and malpractices to win the Lok Sabha polls, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam said the Election Commission should revert to voting through ballot boxes.

Taking stock of the Lok Sabha election results, the party's executive council meeting in Chennai, presided over by AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa, passed a resolution, stating that some developed countries reverted to ballot system of voting due to irregularities in the Electronic Voting Machines.

Alleging that the names of more than 10,000 AIADMK workers were 'deliberately' deleted in each Assembly constituency from the voters' list, AIADMK asked the EC to include all those names.

Another resolution said democracy was defeated by money power in Tamil Nadu in the elections.

On Sri Lankan Tamils issue, the AIADMK asked the Centre to carry out rehabilitation measures for affected Lankan Tamils through international agencies like Red Cross.

Without referring to creation of Tamil Eelam, one of its main poll planks in the elections, the resolution also asked the Centre to work out a permanent solution to the issue.

The meeting also charged the DMK government with not taking steps to control the price rise of essential commodities and to set right the power crisis in the state.

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