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The writer is former Chief Election Commissioner of India and the author of “An Undocumented Wonder – the Making of the Great Indian Election."
Women’s representation in legislatures throughout the country needs to be written down into law and not left to the discretion of political parties.
Since 2017, all assembly elections are held with EVMs which are attached with VVPATs.
The ECI has confidently challenged all conspiracy theorists to try their hands on its EVMs to show that these can be hacked. Till date no political party has accepted the challenge.