All party meet by Election Commission to discuss Electronic Voting Machines appears to be eyewash, says Digvijaya Singh

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 May 2017, 09:24 AM
Digvijaya Singh (Image: PTI)
Digvijaya Singh (Image: PTI)

Ahead of the scheduled Election Commission meet with political parties to discuss Electronic Voting Machine issue, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Friday said that the all-party meet to discuss hacking of EVMs appears to be more of an eyewash looking to the schedule fixed by EC.

Digvijaya said that EC must have total transparency on the issue of hacking and cheating in EVM, they must give access to EVM to Techies to prove their point.

“Impartial Election process is the basic fundamental of a healthy Democracy. It is the responsibility of Election Commission to convince every Indian that EVM is 100% fool proof and in no case can be tampered,” said Digvijaya Singh.

The Congress leader questioned that why is Election Commission so rigid about EVM that they are going out of their way to stall the Judicial scrutiny in Uttarakhand HC?

To get stock of the situation amid the rising debate over the reliability of EVMs, the Election Commission will meet representatives of 55 political parties on Friday to put forth its stand on the issue.

The Commission has convened the meeting of seven national and 48 state parties to discuss the reliability of EVMs after 16 parties urged it to revert to the ballot paper system claiming faith of people in the machines has eroded.

The Commission is also likely to brief the parties about its planned EVM hacking challenge.

Days before the proposed meet, the Aam Admi Party had staged a demonstration on hacking a ‘voting machine’ in the Delhi Assembly. The party had used an EMV prototype to make the demonstration.

Also read: Election Commission to meet representatives of 55 political parties to discuss Electronic Voting Machine issue today

First Published: Friday, May 12, 2017 09:20 AM
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