Team Kejriwal Says Live Demo Succeeds In Gaming Vote Machine (EVMs)
“The commission should allow technical inspection of its EVMs by the expert panel of various political parties”. Giving a step-by-step demonstration of how tampering is allegedly done, he said there are different codes to rig an EVM to favour a party based on its position in the panel.
On Tuesday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), during a special session of the Delhi assembly, conducted a live demonstration on how EVMs can be tampered with. The EC subsequently pointed out that the hacking of any device that looks like an EVM does not mean that an EVM is hackable or has been hacked.
A day before the all-party meeting, the AAP on Thursday forwarded a new demand, calling for an all party committee to be formed under the monitoring of the EC to ascertain whether EVMS were hacked in the recently held elections or not. The EC is unlikely to listen to this demand.
He said the AAP is ready to demonstrate before the panel about how the EVMs could have tampered. “The Election Commission’s inquiry report is an embarrassment to the organisation itself”.
Earlier today, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had dared the EC to provide an electronic voting machine (EVM) to the AAP, claiming it can be tampered with in “90 seconds” flat.
First, let’s see what EC does and communicates to us.
VVPAT-equipped EVMs dispense paper slips which help voters confirm that their vote has indeed gone to the candidate of their choice.
AAP, which kept tweeting Bhardwaj’s statements in the Delhi assembly, said the demonstration had established that EVMs can be tampered with.
The Election Commission, however, dismissed the claim of the AAP MLA saying that the EVM used for the demonstration was “invalid”. “And based on the string of irregularities being exposed, we will also ask the EC to derecognise the party”, Tiwari said.
The Election Commission today convened an all-party meeting over the issue of EVM and other electoral reforms.
The resolution also called for tallying of votes polled in 25 per cent randomly-selected booths with the paper trail generated by VVPAT machines.
He also filed three complaints with the CBI against Kejriwal, Jain and AAP leaders who allegedly misused party funds on foreign trips.
He said the entire game was about a secret code, which once entered into the machine transfers all the votes to that one party which is supposed to win.
The commission will decide on the date at an allparty meet on May 12. The issue of tampering of EVMs has been hogging the limelight since the time the results of the five assembly elections were declared in March this year.