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EVM tampering: Twitterati not amused with AAP’s demo on how EVMs can be ‘manipulated’

Twitterati were left fuming after the demonstration and slammed the government of diverting attention from serious corruption charges.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 9, 2017 10:12 pm
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The political tussle in Delhi reached a pinnacle with the sacking of Kapil Mishra as water resources minister, and Mishra accusing CM Arvind Kejriwal of accepting Rs 2 crore in cash from Satyendra Jain. Neither is the rift within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) news nor is the levying of charges at one another. However, what really took place at the Delhi Assembly on Tuesday left everyone amused. While corruption charges remained the hot agenda, Delhi CM convened a special assembly session to demonstrate how the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) can be “manipulated”. An issue that the party has been raising ever since it suffered embarrassing defeats in Punjab and Goa Assembly elections, and the most recent MCD elections in Delhi.

AAP MLA from Greater Kailash, Saurabh Bharadwaj, claimed that the EVMs can be “tampered” with using a certain secret code that can be inserted in the machine. Bharadwaj, who was a software engineer by profession before joining politics, got a machine similar to EVM and gave a demo of the how the tampering is allegedly done. He said there are different codes to make anyone on the panel win.

While there have been different claims that EVMs can be tampered with, the method shown by the Bharadwaj is new. He undertook a small voting procedure by giving two votes each to every party and later added more to AAP the results showed otherwise. While each vote was registered as they are polled, once the ‘secret code’ is inserted it started skewing the tabulation in favour of the specific candidate.

People saw the live demonstration and from the very beginning noted that the EVMs used by the AAP MLA were not real ones used by EC, even though he claimed they were “similar”. People took to Twitter to vent out their anger and slammed the AAP leader and accused them of taking away attention for real corruption charges. While many trolled and slammed the chief minister for ridiculing democracy and converting “Delhi Assembly to Jantar Mantar”, few even asked if all the EVMs were correct when AAP won Delhi polls.

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  1. M
    Mad about
    May 10, 2017 at 11:59 am
    This is the standard of IITs - mke your machine and then hack it - AK style. Shame on the quality of IIT alumni. You can hardly find an IITian or an IIM alumni doing anything for the country. They learn how to make money money and only money in life because they are from IIT/IIM. AK is no exception. This is how he fooled Delhi es and continue to fool, by fake promises to remove corruption. He doesn't know the basics of product development and testing, hence he can't know how to use IT technology and products to remove corruption.
    1. H
      May 10, 2017 at 11:27 am
      who will believe that these people are engineers from Reputed Ins utions and they have worked as IRS or experts in Multinationals. Something is wrong with their corrupt minds. They think aam janta is stupid. They were able to call the bluff once in Delhi , but cannot go on like this.
      1. V
        May 10, 2017 at 10:08 am
        This party is full stupid folks, no wonder stupid leader drives stupidity in Delhi. Be it Modi's degree certificate to EVM tampering including questioning on surgical strike. Soon they will say Indian money is fake and Modi circulated fake money in the country. It is pity that Anna Hazre given a platform for this educated stupid to fool people of Delhi, just returned from one of my friends home from Dallas, they regretted donating funds to AAP. This party is good for drama and creating unnecessary questions and good for nothing. Soon the truth will prevail as AK mentioned
        1. P
          May 10, 2017 at 7:58 am
          It took hardly three years for a party to be manipulated by its party leaders to this state while EVM has been lodged successfully in to Indian electoral system with "FAITH" in Indian democracy over two decades. Any party question it is destroying the fundamental pillar of the cons ution that has not happened even in emergency period.
          1. R
            May 10, 2017 at 7:39 am
            A dummy EVM is useful for deflecting attention from corruption of dummy admi(ak).
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