The Election Commission of India on Saturday said that CPM told that they don’t want to participate in challenge but wish to understand the EVM process. ECI said that they have given a detailed demonstration to the CPM.
“CPM team expressed complete satisfaction and suggested that commission should hold such demonstration and awareness sessions proactively,” said Election Commission of India.
"NCP team informed they too don't want to participate in any challenge but were only interested to participate in an academic exercise. NCP mentioned that source of their doubts has been alleged problems with EVMs during municipal elections in Maharashtra,” said ECI.
Commission clarified that EVMs used by state election commission, Maharashtra for urban local body elections do not belong to ECI. NCP team expressed willingness to opt out requesting ECI should evolve system which clearly distinguishes ECI EVMs from State EC EVMs," said ECI.