Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (LocalWire) A man who is on a walking mission to campaign against electronic voting machines reached Odisha on Saturday after travelling around 4,500 km from Uttrakhand.
41-year-old Onkar Singh Dhillon, a businessman of Rudrapur said he started his padayatra from Rudrapur on August 18, last year and aimed to conclude it at Rajghat, New Delhi in April.
“EVMs should be banned. The parties in power might have manipulated the EVMs to come to power, which is not good for the country and its people,” said Dhillon at Bhubaneswar.
He has already covered some main towns of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
The states he is going to cover in the coming days include West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh after covering Odisha.
The father of two children said he walks around 35-40 KM every day by putting his belongings in a cart.
He has been travelling on foot for the last 110 days.
The cart has two national flags and posters which read ‘bring back ballot’. The flags and posters draw the attention of the passerby.
One can track his journey by visiting his social media walls where he posts detail without fail.