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Bring back paper ballot to save democracy: Mamata

Accusing the BJP of winning the Lok Sabha polls by misusing muscle, money and government power, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called for bringing back the system of paper ballots that was in use prior to electronic voting machines (EVMs) to save democracy.

“We have gone through the elections fighting against all the muscle, money, government, institutional power which were misused. Our workers fought boldly. We were discussing how money was looted and how money power destroyed democracy, as it is a true fact,” she said after a meeting with here party officials, MPs and MLAs at the state secretariat.

“They (BJP) got 18 seats (in Bengal) with money, muscle, government, communal and media power. They had targeted 23 seats and maybe EVMs were pre-programmed in favour of them,” Banerjee said.

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