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  Metros   Delhi  14 Apr 2017  Being an engineer, I can show you 10 ways to tamper EVMs: Kejriwal

Being an engineer, I can show you 10 ways to tamper EVMs: Kejriwal

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Published : Apr 14, 2017, 9:02 pm IST
Updated : Apr 14, 2017, 9:02 pm IST

Kejriwal demanded that municipal polls be postponed by a month or two till arrangements are made to use VVPAT-equipped machines.

Kejriwal also demanded that the AAP be allowed to get the machines
 Kejriwal also demanded that the AAP be allowed to get the machines "technically verified by experts" during mock trials before the polls. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday demanded that the municipal polls be "postponed" by a month or two till arrangements are made to use VVPAT-equipped machines along with EVMs.

Kejriwal met the Delhi State Election Commissioner and alleged that "redundant" pre-2006 electronic voting machines (EVMs) that were "junked" and can be "hacked even by a child" are going to be used in the April 23 municipal polls.

 

"He (SEC) said he will write to the Chief Election Commissioner. But there is one week left for the polls. So there's no possibility of replacing the machines or bring VVPAT machines. So I told him to postpone it by 1-2 months by writing to the CEC," Kejriwal told reporters.

The SEC rejected the proposal saying there was no provision to postpone the elections. Kejriwal insisted, under the DMC (Delhi Municipal Corporation) Act, the Centre has the power to extend the tenure of the civic bodies by one year.

In an interview to NDTV, Kejriwal also alleged that as an engineer, he could show 10 ways to tamper EVMs.

VVPAT is a machine which dispenses a slip with the symbol of the party for which a person has voted for. The slip drops in a box but the voter cannot take it home.

 

The voters see Voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) slip for seven seconds, which would be an acknowledgement receipt for the party they voted for in the election.

Kejriwal, who has been raising the issue of alleged EVM manipulation since the Punjab poll verdict where the AAP finished a distant second, also demanded that the AAP be allowed to get the machines "technically verified by experts" during mock trials before the polls.

"Even children can hack these machines. In Rajasthan, they tampered machines in Dholpur. Since they are in a government there, they entered strongrooms and manipulated machines," he alleged.

Tags: arvind kejriwal, vvpat, evm tampering, mcd polls
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi