AIZAWL, Feb 23 � Mizoram opposition leader and former Chief Minister Zoramthanga has blamed the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the last Assembly election as a reason for his party�s defeat in the hands of the Congress.
The last Mizoram Assembly poll was held in 2009 and the Mizo National Front (MNF) was defeated by the Lal Thanhawla-led Congress party.
Zoramthanga, a former militant leader and also the former Chief Minister said that experts have proved that there were some errors in using EVMs.
On the other hand, the government ordered only two companies BEL and ECIL to make the EVMs and there may be some tricks or a reason behind ordering from these companies.
He informed media persons that regional party leaders in the North East have taken a decision to form the North East Regional Party Forum.
The regional party leaders of the North East took initiative for formation of the Forum before Assam Assembly elections.
Zoramthanga was accompanied by Tawnluia, ex-Home Minister, R Tlanghmingthanga, ex-Health Minister and party Treasurer, KVanlalauva, ex- Minister and Vanlalzawma, ex-MP.