Thursday, 22 June, 2017

AAP EVM demo a waste of public money, says Cong's Maken

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Warren Dawson | 10 May, 2017, 04:19

"Give us the EVMs which will be used in Gujarat polls for three hours, you won't win a single booth", the AAP legislator said.

The AAP chief claimed an EVM could be "tampered with" in "90 seconds". It said that the demonstration of the tampering was of a "lookalike" EVM and it should be understood that it was not possible for anyone to make any electronic gadget which looks like ECI-EVM and demonstrate any "magic or tampering".

Urging all political parties to take the issue of EVM-tampering seriously, Sisodia said the election process was the very foundation of democracy and must be protected.

Bhardwaj, who is an engineering graduate in computer science and worked for Johnson Controls India Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon and Invensys, now Schneider Electric, Hyderabad before he joined AAP, demonstrated on an EVM how a person who poses as a voter and uses secret codes can manipulate the machine's results.

AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj, in a live demonstration at Delhi Assembly today, alleged that anyone knowing the "secret code" can easily tamper with EVMs.

However, in a definitive statement, the EC has said that any voting machine besides their own can be made to seem as though they have been tampered with.

He did not name the BJP but provided enough hints to insinuate that the Bharatiya Janata Party was the beneficiary of the supposed tampering.

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Outside the assembly, Kejriwal dared the Election Commission.

In a complete anti-climax in the midst of swirling allegations against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the special day-long session of the Delhi assembly on Tuesday witnessed the AAP launching an attack on the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and completely skipping any discussion on the graft charges.

Using the analogy of cricket match-fixing, the AAP MLA said people earlier would not believe this can be done but they had to believe eventually. "An ordinary engineer like me with just 10-15 days of hard work can tamper with them to ensure that votes go only to one desired party or candidate", he said.

The Election Commission has time and again rubbished allegations that EVMs can be programmed to favour any particular party. It is threat to the democracy of the country.

The BJP said that instead of replying to corruption charges, Kejriwal remained silent. "In 90 seconds the motherboard can be changed", he said.

Mishra, the suspended MLA, said the party should stop living in denial and accept the fact that people do not vote for Kejriwal anymore.

The AAP is in the throes of a crisis with its sacked Minister Kapil Mishra accusing Kejriwal and other senior leaders of corruption.

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