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Aam Aadmi Party Live: BJP Says EVM Demo To Deflect Attention

News18.com | May 9, 2017, 6:37 PM IST
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In a live demonstration in the Delhi Assembly, Aam Aadmi Party MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj has “proved” EVM tampering, inviting applause from AAP MLAs and uproar from BJP leaders.

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May 9, 2017 6:37 pm (IST)

Kejriwal also said, "We can change the motherboard of Election Commission EVMs, too."  However, the anti-corruption crusader refused to take questions on the allegations levelled against him by the former cabinet minister Kapil Mishra. 

May 9, 2017 6:31 pm (IST)

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, hitting out at Election Commission, on Tuesday said that his party had proved that EVMs could be tampered with, and now every citizen should raise his/her voice against the use of these machines.

May 9, 2017 4:48 pm (IST)

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday reached the Election Commission and filed a complaint, demanding the suspension of AAP's membership. 

May 9, 2017 4:45 pm (IST)

Congress leader Sandeep Dixit said that the Election Commission should seriously consider going back to paper ballots after AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj 'proved' in the Delhi Assembly that EVMs can be tampered with. 

May 9, 2017 4:28 pm (IST)

"We are proud of our election system. Just because you lost the elections, you would question the system. I have given my written statement to CBI," Kapil Misra

May 9, 2017 4:21 pm (IST)

Amidst a raging debate over EVM tampering allegations levelled by the Aam Aadmi Party, the Election Commission on Tuesday confirmed that it will conduct a hackathon in the third week of May. 

May 9, 2017 4:18 pm (IST)

Minutes after AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj "proved" in the Delhi Assembly that EVMs can be tampered with, the controversial AAP MLA Kapil Mishra said that even the Aam Aadmi Party had won 67 seats from the same EVMs. He said the party has lost mental balance.

May 9, 2017 4:10 pm (IST)

The AAP has lost its mental balance, MCD elections loss was not because of EVM. Even AAP won 67 seats with the same EVMs," says Kapil Mishra

May 9, 2017 4:06 pm (IST)

CLICK TO READ | Why it is 'Impossible' to Rig Electronic Voting Machines

AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj on Tuesday claimed to have "proved" in the Delhi Assembly that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) can be tampered with but the Election Commission of India has already asserted that the machines are fool-proof.

May 9, 2017 4:05 pm (IST)

"The AAP should have gone to the Election Commission to prove their charges. This is just a ploy to divert attention from the corruption charges. Vijender Gupta brought fresh documents to the house to prove corruption charges in the AAP but the Speaker did not allow him to talk," BJP MLA, RP Singh

May 9, 2017 3:55 pm (IST)
May 9, 2017 3:55 pm (IST)

"Heard a demo was made in Delhi assembly on how EVMs can be hacked... My question is, where did this machine came from? Earlier EVMs were called from 100 different locations of the country by EC but nobody could tamper the machines. It is impossible that the kind of EVM that EC uses, wherein the IPR lies with highly respected public sector companies which comes under the department of atomic energy, can be hacked" says former Election Commissioner of India, Navin Chawla

May 9, 2017 3:47 pm (IST)

"They are showing everything with a prototype EVM. Let them prove their charges during the EVM hackathon challenge," a source in ECI to CNN-News18

May 9, 2017 3:40 pm (IST)

"Any device designed by man can be hacked by man. Countries that made EVMs themselves use paper ballots. Think about this for a moment and you will understand that the match is fixed," says Saurabh Bhardwaj

May 9, 2017 3:36 pm (IST)

"All it takes to rig an EVM is changing the motherboard. All it takes is 90 seconds. If elections continue to be done through these EVMs there will be no measure of democracy left. Only one party will rule all. For successful hacking, all we need is a hacker smarter than the software designer," says Saurabh Bhardwaj

May 9, 2017 3:34 pm (IST)

"I have seen again and again around the country, several places whoever one votes for, vote goes to only BJP, due to VVPAT. ECI's inquiry report is an embarrassment to the organization itself. Explains nothing. Similar case in Bhind and Dhaulpur. I've spent 10 years working in this field, challenge any scientist to explain this to me," says Saurabh Bhardwaj

May 9, 2017 3:31 pm (IST)

The votes polled by Saurabh Bhardwaj to prove the 'alleged' tampering:

Votes polled - 2 (AAP), 2 (BSP), 2 (BJP), 2 (Cong), 2(SP)
Code entered -  1,2,3,4,14
More votes polled -  8,0,1,0,0
Final votes - 10,2,3,2,2
EVM result - 2,2,11,2,2

May 9, 2017 3:29 pm (IST)
May 9, 2017 3:28 pm (IST)

Saurabh Bhardwaj successfully demonstrates how EVMs are 'allegedly' tampered. Vote tally is different from actual votes cast. BJP MLAs create minor uproar as Bhardwaj proves his point

May 9, 2017 3:27 pm (IST)

Saurabh Bhardwaj successfully demonstrates how EVMs are 'allegedly' tampered. Vote tally is absolutely different from actual votes cast. BJP MLAs create minor uproar as Bhardwaj proves his point.

May 9, 2017 3:24 pm (IST)

"Once the polls close EVMs are sealed, numbers are noted and EVMs are guarded till strongrooms. But tampering is already done," says Saurabh Bhardwaj

May 9, 2017 3:22 pm (IST)

Saurabh Bhardwaj simulates polls by casting random number of votes to different candidates after entering the 'code'

May 9, 2017 3:18 pm (IST)

"The code theory is independent of the number position of the candidate. Manipulator can choose as per booth," says Saurabh Bhardwaj

May 9, 2017 3:18 pm (IST)

The Election Commission of India does not vouch for any EVMs that have left its security zone, say sources to CNN-News18

May 9, 2017 3:15 pm (IST)

"Voter votes for Party X, light flashes on X, machine beeps, voter believes his vote has gone to desired party X. Even as polling proceeds, the person tampering EVMs, posing as a voter, can use secret codes to decide which party will win," says Saurabh Bhardwaj

May 9, 2017 3:14 pm (IST)

Saurabh Bhardwaj resets the machine and demonstrates how the very same EVM, which passed the mock test could allegedly be manipulated during actual polls

May 9, 2017 3:13 pm (IST)

Saurabh Bhardwaj demonstrates how an allegedly tampered machine passes the mock test, showing correct results for few votes

May 9, 2017 3:05 pm (IST)
 

Live demonstration in the Delhi Assembly special session by AAP's Saurabh Bhardwaj to showcase how EVMs are tampered

May 9, 2017 3:00 pm (IST)

Saurabh Bhardwaj brings in an EVM machine to the house to showcase how it can be tapped. "I was an computer science engineer for 10 years before becoming a MLA. The foundatioin of India's democracy is based on machines that can be easily hacked by small engineers such as myself. Before voting day candidates are fooled into believing that the machines are fine," Saurabh Bhardwaj

May 9, 2017 2:46 pm (IST)

Delhi BJP MLA Vijender Gupta sits near Gandhi statue to register his protest. "CM was in know of a Rs 1000 crore scam. CM Arvind Kejriwal and Satyender Jain are hand in hand in all this. Satyender Jain should be arrested. How is this a democracy if they will not allow me to speak in the house?" says Vijender Gupta

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