The EC secretary came up with this disclosure on Monday.           

The incumbent EC had decided to use EVMs in 150 constituencies in the 12th parliamentary elections. That’s why they need 200,000 EVMs. Now, they have only 150,000 EVMs in stock by which they can hold elections with EVMs in 60 to 70 constituencies.

However, the process of purchasing EVMs has been halted. So, it will not be possible to use EVM at maximum 150 seats in the next elections.     

Jahangir Alam said the commission will use as many EVMs they have in the next election.