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Can't vilify EVMs by hacking a look-alike machine — EC to AAP
20 May 2017, 03:24 | Erica Roy
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AAP's claims will be put to test during the "hackathon" that EC will likely hold this month.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is among the AAP representatives in the meeting, tweeted that the EC "refused to carry out a hackathon".
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said that he had written a letter to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal seeking his intervention in the matter. Even if one person feels that his vote is not going to the party he voted for, then the EC should mull over the concern seriously.
The EC officials made a detailed presentation on EVM security features, say reports.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Tiruchi Siva said his party joined the EVM debate "to find out the truth". But, after it is rigged using secret codes, votes polled by the AAP goes to the BJP. We believe in transparency. "It is a fool-proof system, we accept it", Siva said.
"When EVMs were introduced, Balasaheb Thackeray had urged to abandon it, and vouched for ballot paper voting".
Leaders of all National and State recognized Political Parties will participate and discuss the issues in the meeting.
"There was a perception that EVMs can be tempered but nobody had proofs".
"After the CEC's address experts from IITs also sought to clarify doubts that many political parties have about the reliability of the EVMs". CPI national secretary Atul Anjan asked. "With this demonstration, it has been proved that EVMs can actually be hacked". Fare elections could not be conducted through EVMs.
"It is a fact that the EVMs can be hacked". 7 second are not enough.
"They again lied in 2014-15, as in their affidavit to IT department they claimed that they only received Rs 65.52 crore as donation, while on their website it was mentioned that they received Rs 27.48 crore".
The Election Commission has called an all party meeting on the raging issue on Friday at its headquarters in New Delhi.
Kejriwal has repeatedly claimed that the AAP's poll debacles have something to do with tampering of EVMs.
The BJP, however, rubbished the allegations of the AAP, saying that EVMs have a 'robust foolproof design.' It is the same party which raised questions about the voting machines post-electoral loss in 2009 general elections.
However, the poll body has been maintaining that EVMs are tamper proof and can not be manipulated.
"Future polls should be held only on VVPAT (voter-verifiable paper audit trail)-enabled machines so that paper trail guarantees integrity of the electoral process", the AAP minister demanded.
The EC also asserted that the 2019 Lok Sabha elections would take place in the VVPAT format. To bolster its claim, Bhardwaj, a former engineer, claimed to have "proved" the "tamperability" of EVMs in the Delhi Assembly this week.
However, sources said the machine "did not" seem to be among the ones that are used during elections.
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