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EVM Tampering: EC to hold Hackathon

May 11 : The Election Commission of India called for an all-party meeting and challenged the parties to hack its Electronic Voting Machines this Sunday or Monday.

During a meeting EC also showcased presentation over authenticity the EVMs.

The all party meeting was attended by Seven national and 48 state parties.

After the all the party meeting Chief Election Commissioner, Naseem Zaidi told media that EC has no favoritism, for us all parties are equal.

He further added, Election Commission will give chance to every political party to prove that machines used in recent elections were manipulated.

Zaidi said EC has received funds for Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines and it is expected to be implemented by 2019 elections.

Earlier, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), leader Saurabh Bharadwaj demonstrated how EVM can be manipulated easily during a special session of the Delhi assembly on Tuesday.

Following this, the EC panel said the machine used to conduct live demonstration was not original it was a dummy which was made to function in a ‘tampered’ manner.

“It is commonsense that gadgets other than ECI EVMs can be programmed to perform in a pre-determined way, but it simply cannot be implied that ECI EVMs will behave in the same manner because the ECI EVMs are technically secured and function under an elaborate Administrative and Security Protocol,” an official release asserted.

Prior to this , yesterday AAP came up with a new demand of forming an all party committee under the regulation of the Election Commission to  access whether EVMS were hacked in the last elections or not.

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