AAP furious for AVMs! …serious for Delhi?
AAP places 3 demands before EC, party workers protest outside poll panel's office
AAP places 3 demands before EC, party workers protest outside poll panel’s office
AAP today escalated fight against alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) by holding protests outside the poll panel’s office. Hundreds of AAP workers blocked the road outside the Election Commission’s office holding ‘Save Democracy’ placards and shouting slogans.
AAP protesters, including MLAs and newly appointed Delhi convener Gopal Rai, alleged that the manipulation of electronic voting machines was killing democracy. After meeting the Election Commission officials, senior party leader Somnath Bharti said, “Meeting with the poll panel was very satisfying. Transparency in democracy is necessary for people’s belief.” He further said the AAP would also raise the EVM issue in the all party meeting which is to be held on Friday.
As we know last week, amid an intense debate on whether EVMs were tamper-proof, the AAP held a ‘live demonstration’ in the Delhi Assembly on how the voting machines can be rigged, a claim trashed by the Election Commission, which said a “duplicate” gadget was hacked.
AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj staged a ‘demonstration’ on how electronic voting machines can be programmed to favour a particular political party.
The Election Commission, however, has rejected the claim of the AAP that its EVMs can be tampered with, saying the machine hacked in the Delhi assembly was a “look-alike” gadget and not the actual equipment used by it.
Following which, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also claimed an Electronic Voting Machine can be tampered with “within 90 seconds flat” and dared the Election Commission to provide a EVM to the AAP to prove it.