Mr Mukherjee said, the safety and security of EVMs which are in the custody of ECI is the responsibility of the Commission. He said in a statement that there can be no room for speculations that challenge the very basis of the democracy. The former President said, people's mandate is sacrosanct and has to be above any iota of reasonable doubt.
He said the onus on ensuring institutional integrity in this case lies with the Commission. The former President said as a firm believer in the country's institutions, it is his considered opinion that it is the workmen who decide how the institutional tools perform. (AIR NEWS)