AAP demonstrates how EVMs can be manipulated, Election Commission dismisses claims

Written by | May 9, 2017 | 0

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India Tuesday dismissed the claims made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) about the rigging of Electronic Voting Machines in elections.

Sources in the Election Commission said the machine used by the AAP in the Delhi Assembly today to demonstrate rigging was the prototype Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and not on Election Commission of India Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

At the special Delhi Assembly session convened by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj gave a live demo on how EVMs can be rigged.

Ahead of the special day-long session, Kejriwal had said he will disclose the truth about a big conspiracy going on in the country.

Saurabh Bhardwaj started by explaining how different parts of an EVM work and then conducted a mock poll on a voting machine he had carried to the assembly.

He also clarified that the test is being conducted on a machine “similar” to an EVM and not an original EVM.

He said parties use a secret code to sway votes.

Bhardwaj said every constituency has a different secret code which is entered into the EVM around 10 am. All the votes cast after this will go to the selected candidate.

He demonstrated how, despite giving two votes each to various parties, the final count showed that the votes of some parties had been transferred to one party.

“All it takes to rig an EVM is to change the motherboard. All it takes is 90 seconds. It’s outrageous,” Bhardwaj said.

Meanwhile, sacked Delhi water minister Kapil Mishra spoke against his party on the EVM tampering issue. (Also Read: Sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra takes on ‘guru’ Kejriwal, says will file FIR against him)

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