Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and BSP supremo Mayawati had alleged that EVMs were tampered during recently concluded assembly elections. The controversy had rocked Parliament and EC had reportedly challenged political parties to hack the EVMs. Now, the Election Commission is framing guidelines, according to The Indian Express report. According to the report, EC is considering a proposal to allow political parties and their leaders to hack an EVM of their choice. It has been learned CM Kejriwal or Mayawati can pick up an EVM from the strong rooms in Punjab or Uttar Pradesh and try to prove the charge. But EC will not allow challengers to take the machines out of the EC building premises.
The AAP yesterday had appeared to press the panic button at the end of polling to Delhi’s municipal corporations with the party sniping at the state election commission over “faulty EVMs” and resultant “waste” of time. AAP spokesperson Richa Pandey Mishra claimed people had to go back from many polling stations as “several” electronic voting machines (EVM) turned out faulty, according to PTI report. “Many machines were faulty so people had to go back. The areas where faults were reported include Mangolpuri, Patparganj and many areas of south Delhi. In some machines, one could not hear any beep after pressing the AAP button,” she said.