Even as the Election Commission readies itself to meet all political parties in the country to clear doubts related to the alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded that an all-party committee should be formed to probe the alleged EVM tampering. The AAP has also said that it can prove to all parties that EVMs can be hacked and modified to skew the results in favor of a specific candidate. It may be recalled that the Election Commission has invited 7 national parties and 48 recognized state parties for a meeting tomorrow that will be held at the Constitutional Club in New Delhi.
AAP has taken a very aggressive stand against EVM tampering, after the party’s poor show in recent elections, such as the assembly elections in Goa and Punjab and recently in the Municipal elections in Delhi. Yesterday, AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj had provided a live demo in the Delhi assembly to show that EVMs can be easily hacked. He had used a lookalike machine and used some secret codes to show that EVMs can be tampered. However, the Election Commission had said that the same could not be done on a real EVM that is used in elections.