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3) Critically analyse the continued suspicion of political parties in the integrity of the EVM system. (250 words)

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.

3) Critically analyse the continued suspicion of political parties in the integrity of the EVM system. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The article provides for a detailed analysis of concerns and  about alleged tamperability of ECI-EVM that have been raised frequently by the politicians.

Questioning the integrity of EVM systems.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the significance of integrity of the EVM system and highlight the importance of recognizing its credibility by the political foreground. One has to mainly focus on analyzing what makes politicians criticize the system.

Directive:

Critically analyzeWhen asked to analyze, you  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly discuss  the current scenario – provide for a backgrounder.

Body:

The discussion should have the following points :

  • What are the major problems of the EVM system being pointed at by the politicians?
  • Background of evolution of EVM , various verdicts of courts with regards to credibility of EVMs.
  • Why the doubts amongst politicians?
  • Suggest a way forward.

Conclusion:

Conclude with what needs to be done to overcome the doubts in minds of politicians.