The Election Commission of India will today hold an all party meeting to discuss the issue of alleged EVM tampering as well as electoral reforms that it has proposed. The EC has invited seven national and 48 state parties to the meeting during which the commission is also likely to throw an “open challenge” to prove allegations of EVM tampering.
On Thursday several Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers protested outside the EC headquarters against the alleged tampering. They demanded the setting up of an all-party committee to investigate the matter. This after an AAP MLA, Saurabh Bhardwaj, during a special Delhi Assembly session, demonstrated how an EVM can be hacked. He had used a prototype EVM for the purpose.
Rejecting the EVM tampering claims made by AAP, the EC had on Tuesday said that demonstration by AAP in Delhi Assembly doesn’t reveal anything on the tampering of the EVMs. It said that the EVM which Bhardwaj used was a ‘look-alike gadget’ of what is used during elections.