AAP to hold EVM hackathon on June 3

AAP leaders said they would invite experts and technical authorities from different parties, the EC and private companies that provide EVMs to the poll panel, for the challenge.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 2, 2017 3:58 am

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced that it would organise its own EVM challenge on June 3, after the Election Commission rejected the party’s request for an “open hackathon”.

AAP leaders said they would invite experts and technical authorities from different parties, the EC and private companies that provide EVMs to the poll panel, for the challenge.

Saurabh Bhardwaj, Delhi unit secretary, said the party will have a “bigger and better” EVM challenge than the one being planned by the EC. “Our machine is capable of getting tampered with and we have proved it. Now, let the EC hack our machines with the same kind of restrictions it has in place for its own challenge,” he said.

“Using Bluetooth or any other device, the participants will have to prove that the EVMs have been tampered with, but they can’t open it,” he added. He said it was “simply not possible” to prove tampering without opening the EVM and accessing the motherboard — something the EC had imposed restrictions on. The participants will have four hours to demonstrate that the EVMs provided to them have been tampered with.

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    Sandip
    Jun 3, 2017 at 9:21 pm
    1. Why AAP haven't took part in EC demo? They definitely have their own machines and hacked by their own people. Any one with little understanding of microcontroller and chip programming can laugh at it. IF you change the motherboard of the machine than it is no longer remains the same machine. AAP party is really foo the people. 2. We must do RTI to ask the govt about how much our income tax money is wasted during w this drama. EC must took this money from those parties who are questioning the authenticity of the machine and doing all this drama.
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      Aster
      Jun 2, 2017 at 10:36 am
      Aam Bekar party will vanish in next election. Rather than doing service they are engage in beating their own colleague and doing all kinds of negative activities.
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        K.Suresh
        Jun 2, 2017 at 10:13 am
        What next ? AAP conducts its own elections ?
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          Nitin
          Jun 2, 2017 at 8:57 am
          Best way to counter EC drama covering up EVM Tapering by BJP.
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            Mohan
            Jun 2, 2017 at 8:55 am
            EC's EVM Votes BJP no matter which button you press that's the reason EC is scared of full open hackathon where EC's phony restriction are not imposed on Hackers.
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              Mohan
              Jun 2, 2017 at 8:50 am
              AAP's EVM are far more Better than EC's EVM which are hackable and got exposed during demo in Bhind when you press any button but vote goes to BJP.
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                Sunny
                Jun 2, 2017 at 8:47 am
                AAP Hackathon will be real while EC heckathon is just Drama and Coverup of EVM scam which helped BJP win Elections in UP and Uttarkhand.
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                  Vijay
                  Jun 2, 2017 at 8:24 am
                  What a waste of time and energy.
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