IOCUSA Vice President George Abraham requests All India Congress Committee President to create task force on voting machines

George Abraham, vice president of IOCUSA, with Congress Party President Mallikarjun Kharge in Delhi June 18, 2024. PHOTO: courtesy George Abraham

George Abraham, vice-chair of the Indian Overseas Congress, briefed the Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge recently, on the IOC volunteering during the recently concluded elections and requested that the party form a task force to look into the alleged tampering with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

Abraham met Kharge June 18, 2024, in Delhi.

“There is sufficient technical expertise available among Indians at home and abroad to make a detailed assessment of the case,” said Abraham. “The party should move vigorously towards promoting transition towards paper ballots like in many European countries,” Abraham is quoted saying in a press release.

Abraham also proposed an International conference of Congress loyalists from across the globe, highlighting the IOC’s current presence in 32 countries. The argument is that such a gathering would not only boost the morale of the supporters but also serve as a strategic platform to further the party’s global influence in the future, the press release said.

Discussions between Abraham and Kharge also included the issue of arbitrarily launching OICC chapters (Overseas Indian Cultural Congress) in developed countries such as the U.S. and U.K., where there are already IOC and Kerala chapters. He requested a directive from the AICC to address this matter definitively. According to the press release, the OICC was specifically established for Gulf countries where political activities by foreigners are prohibited. Another request was also made to appoint permanent Focal Points in every PCC on behalf of IOC to foster effective ongoing dialogue and strengthen  relationships.



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