New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPM, on Sunday decided to convene a two-day meeting of its central committee—the apex decision making body of the party—on 11-12 July to “consider the proposals of the politburo regarding party affairs in Kerala”.
“The politburo has discussed organizational issues related to the party’s Kerala unit. The Politburo decided to convene a meeting of the central committee on 11 and 12 July to consider the proposals of the politburo regarding the party affairs in Kerala,” senior party leader Sitaram Yechury said.
What proposals were submitted by the politburo remain unclear. Senior leaders, who did not want to be identified, say the meeting remained largely inconclusive.
--Ruhi Tewari & PTI
BJP asks EC to ensure credibility of EVMs
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday asked the Election Commission to make sure that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) are tamperproof before being considered for use in the upcoming assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana.
“It is expected that the Election Commission will ensure and have proper enquiry that the EVMs are not subjected to any manipulation or the elections to Maharashtra and Haryana should be done with the help of ballot papers,” said BJP spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad.
In a reply late on Sunday evening, EC rejected the BJP’s charge about EVM functioning, saying it is satisfied about non-tamperability and the foolproof working of EVMs.
--Santosh K. Joy