They rode to power on the back of popular votes and will now rule the country for next five years. The power to rule lies in the ballot and the power of the ballot has been delegated to the electronic voting machine (EVMs).
The unkempt geek serving the large digital industry is happy with the 11% hike in his salary. He does not know that he has been working on imitation display board that looks almost exactly like the real display in the EVMs. The lookalike display board intercepts the vote totals that the machine is trying to display and replaces them with dishonest totals – basically whatever the big-buck-industry guys want to show up at the end of the election.
- The elderly take crutches to prop up democracy (thehindu.com)