Delhi Assembly: AAP shows how EVMs are tampered with

RSTV Bureau
File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

In a special session in Delhi Assembly Aam Admi Party staged a “live demonstration” of how EVMs can be manipulated.

On Tuesday, AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj claimed that anyone who knows a “secret code” can tamper with the EVMs and the code can be fed into a machine while casting vote.

The Election Commission again rubbished AAP’s claims and challenged the party to tamper with actual EVMs.

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has accepted the Election Commission’s challenge and dared has dared it to give the party access to an EVM machine. Kejriwal claimed that he can prove that the EVM can be rigged in less than 90 seconds.

AAP and the Election Commission have been at logger heads since Assembly polls held in five states early this year, where AAP alleged that BJP came up with such a majority only because it rigged EVMs. On the contrary, the EC has time and again rubbished allegations that EVMs can be programmed to favour any particular party.

Before Bhardwaj’s demonstration, Kejriwal tweeted, “Saurabh Bhardwaj will reveal the truth behind a big conspiracy in the country. Satyameva Jayate”.

Bhardwaj, who represents the Greater Kailash constituency, claimed that in his capacity as an engineer, he had extensively worked in this area and was aware of how the machines can be fiddled with.