The Communist Party of India on Saturday came down heavily on the Election Commission over its “deplorable” move of not allowing it to witness today’s EVM challenge. The CPI raised doubts about the EC’s motive behind the “denial” and said the poll watchdog’s “approach of secrecy to not allow the party” to witness the process was against spirit of its invitation letter seeking cooperation from political parties. The EC, the CPI said, informed it about its stand that the party cannot observe the EVM challenge programme only yesterday.
“Being a national party we wanted to witness the challenge. But surprisingly, it told us we cannot take part in the process, but only those parties which took part in the challenge. This is deplorable,” CPI General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said.
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