TMC demands rollback of ballot papers
New Delhi: Continuing its tirade against the ruling government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trinamool Congress members of both the Houses staged a protest in the Parliament premises over electoral reforms on Monday Parliament.
Both the Houses of the Parliament is set to witness another disruption full session as opposition parties continue to demand discussion on over 2,700-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.
Talking to media persons, Leader of the party in Rajya Sabha Derek O'Brien said, "We have given a notice under rule 168 over a discussion on PNB scam. The government is not ready for the discussion under the said rule, so the TMC would continue its protest inside the House as well as outside the House till our legitimate demands are not met."
Talking about the protest over electoral reforms, the TMC leader said, "A perception has been developed that EVMs are tamper-proof. We are making a very legitimate demand of rolling back the ballot papers for conducting fair elections."
In reply to a question as why TMC has started demanding ballot papers, O'Brien said, "It's the people who have lost their faith in EVM. If ballot papers had been used in recent elections, the results could have been totally different."