The one day special Delhi Assembly session convened by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today has turned to be venue for demonstrating AAP’s allegations on how the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) can be “manipulated”.
Even though the Election Commission of India (ECI) has claimed that the EVMs cannot be hacked, the AAP today demonstrated in Delhi assembly how the machines can be rigged. Accusing that the BJP had used ‘secret codes’ to sway votes, AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj demonstrated how one party gets votes given to another party’s candidates.
The Greater Kailash MLA, using a dummy EVM, demonstrated to the House how easy it is to rig a voting machine. Bharadwaj alleged that on the day of polling a “manipulator” enters the polling booth as voting is underway and enters an unique secret code. The votes cast henceforth are polled to the selected candidate, he claimed. Bharadwaj also claimed that the motherboard of an EVM can be changed in just 90 seconds. He challenged “scientists” to explain to him how the EVMs cannot be hacked.
Meanwhile, ECI have said that a prototype electronic voting machine was used in the demo and the tampering was not proved on an ECI EVM machine.
The high voltage proceedings took place in the Delhi Assembly Session with BJP MLA Vijendra Gupta being marshalled out, after he moved an adjournment motion on the AAP corruption issue which was disallowed by the Speaker
Gupta, who is the Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly was dragged out on the Speaker’s order for creating ruckus. “Mr Gupta is Leader of Opposition but doesn’t understand the sanctity of his post,” an annoyed Speaker said.