When the Congress’s CP Joshi lost the 2008 Rajasthan assembly elections by just one vote, he requested the Election Commission for a recount of the postal ballots. After the recount, a single vote still hung between Joshi and victory. Joshi accepted the verdict and called up EC officials, recalls chief election commissioner S Y Quraishi, to congratulate them for the conduct of the polls.

As the anti-EVM campaign draws public attention in the wake of the arrest and release on bail of Hari K Prasad, managing director of NetIndia, a Hyderabad-based research and development firm, who demonstrated the alleged tamperability of...

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