The fight against the EVM will take by the Aam Aadmi Party to the doorstep of the Election Commission today, demanding that the machine VVPAT should be used in all elections in future. Aam Aadmi Party demanded to step an all-party committee to probe the allegation of tampering with the EVM in a recently held Assembly Elections. The Election Commission has challenged all the partied which includes the BJP, Congress, AAP and other parties to hackathon the EVM today.
Many political parties have raised the doubts over the reliability of the EVM after the BJP’s unexpectedly massive victory in Uttar Pradesh elections last month. Following the Aam Aadmi Party’s underwhelming performance in the Punjab assembly polls, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had alleged that the EVM could be manipulated. The Election commission rejected the allegations made by Kejriwal as “completely baseless” and said that they were made without verifying the facts.
The Aam Aadmi Party is all set to prove to the parties that the EVM is not tampered proof. The Aam Aadmi Party claimed that its experts can show to all party members that the EVM can be easily hacked. The EVM cannot be manipulated as the casting aside the poll panel’s assertion, the Aam Aadmi Party claimed the MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj ‘Live Demonstration’ in the Delhi Assembly has ‘Conclusively proven’ that EVM can be rigged.
About 11 am tomorrow the Delhi MLAs and senior leader will lead a protest rally as the Aam Aadmi Party announced, 'Save Democracy Movement' in front of the Election Commission office in Central Delhi.
Gopal Rai the Aam Aadmi Party Delhi convenor told in news conference that the Aam Aadmi Party will participate in all-party meeting by the EC on 12th May. Gopal Rai said, "The Commission in its response said we used a dummy and not an actual machine in yesterday's demonstration. We request the EC to arrange a hackathon. We will show how its own machines can be rigged."
Isolated from the demand of VVPAT equipped EVM to be used, the Aam Aadmi Party will also approach the EC with a request that votes registered in EVMs and paper trial of 25% randomly chosen booths be tallied, Gopal Rai said.
Yesterday, in a discussion on the EVMs during a day the Delhi Assembly special session, Saurabh Bhardwaj claimed that a voting machine could be manipulated by simply feeding it with a "secret code".
Using what his party claimed was a "prototype EVM" developed by "a group of IITians", Bhardwaj, himself an engineer, showed how it could be tampered with to favour a particular candidate.