Arvind Kejriwal dares Election Commission: 'EVMs bugged, hand over machine to us for 72 hours'

Updated On : 03 Apr , 2017 , 06:38 PM
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File photo: PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File photo: PTI)
New Delhi:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday continued his tirade against the use of EVMs as he alleged that the Election Commission (EC) had violated rules. He also demanded the EC to reveal the software being used in the machines.

The Delhi CM also raised doubts over the software being used in the EVMs. Challenging the Election Commission, Arvind Kejriwal has asked it to hand over the EVM machine for 72 hours and his software experts will reveal what kind of software has been used in it.

In a letter to the EC, he has demanded it to disclose the name of the software. "We have software experts. They will tell you what kind of software is being used in the EVMs. The EVMs have been bugged," he said.

Kejriwal said no EVM machine can be shifted for 45 days after being used in any election. However, he said, the same EVMs which had been used in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections had been sent for Madhya Pradesh bypolls. He claimed EC had also admitted about the shifting of EVMs used in Govindnagar in UP to MP.

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He said this raised a major issue of concern. "Why were the same machines used in Govindnagar sent to MP?" he said.

Claiming that the use of paper ballots was the only solution to the problem, he said, "I dare the EC to hand over its EVMs to us under the observation of its officials.”

Kejriwal reiterated that the EVMs in Bhind district of MP were tampered with and alleged that these raise questions over the functioning of the EC.

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(With inputs from PTI)

First Published : Monday, April 03, 2017 06:33 PM
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