But our Election Commission has been telling that EVMs are tamper proof. It's agreed fact that ballot system is not only not tamper proof but also many practical difficulties. The greatest minus point is that for one Parliament election it India the paper requirement will be about 11000 tonnes which is huge.
The EVMs, like any electronic machines, can be easily modified at less/no cost, hence it will not be difficult to make tamper proof. But the present day politicians, cutting across party lines, may not do this since the present system gives them lot of scope for manipulation, money and muscle power to win the elections.
T Nagar, Chennai
Put a full stop
This is with reference to the news of bomb explosion in a confectionery shop in Pune. It was after fifteen months since Mumbai mayhem that we woke up to the news of bomb explosion in Pune.
It has been a well established fact that terrorist activism in Indian soil an integral part of the nation to be put up with. While the politicos of our country are concerned with their own survival/existence and their bloodline, terrorists and terrorism have burgeoned over the years in a manner that we the nation have been clueless as to its mindless operation in our soil which even attempts on the part of the Powers that be to foil by measures continue to be a miserable failure.
We are going too far in our namby pamby manner of appeal in the curtailment of terrorism-thus far and no further, but such emotional outburst hardly cut ice with the terrorists who are sworn to cause eternal disturbance to the country. The Home Ministry may be wide awake, but the latest incident has shown that we could not afford to be complacent of being non-terrorist existence since 26/11.
All is well with terrorist and they would continue let loose terrorism on us and any attempt at pacification or semblance thereof on the part of the government to strike a cordial note with our rogue neighbour prompts them to perpetuate terrorism.
Another MLA from the AIADMK met the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu M Karunanidhi to submit a petition for the development of his constituency. Taking a cue from these MLAs' statement on meeting the Chief Minister, for the reasons submitted by them, the Governor must direct the officials to cooperate with the legislators, irrespective of the party they belong to.
M V Mukundhan,
Politicians sans power
Politicians without power are like fish out of water, and this is exactly the reason why more and more AIADMK MLAs are deserting the party. How long can they remain in a party which is not in power and without any rewards?
V S Jayaraman,
T Nagar, Chennai