"Now the argument put forward by CEC would be that the counting would take a lot of time. As it stands today CEC picks up 5 booths randomly and checks the printed vote as per Supreme Court order," he added.
He went on to add, "If the voter has put the printed vote in a Ballot Box then he or the candidates or the political parties can't complain. And the time taken would be the same. So it would be a reliable system of a combination of EVM and Ballot Box."
Singh has suggested all political parties who requested CEC to do away with EVM and return to Ballot Box to consider this option for a "greater reliability in our elections which would strengthen our Democracy and again call a meeting to consider this option."
"If the number of votes in the Ballot Box don't match the number in the counting unit then all the polling booth votes in that constituency should be counted through Ballot Boxes and then only the result should be declared," he wrote.
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