Can't vilify EVMs by hacking a look-alike machine — EC to AAP

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"Very simply put, any "look-alike" machine is just a different gadget, which is manifestly designed and made to function in a "tampered" manner and has no relevance, incidence or bearing on the Commission's EVMs", it said.

All the seven national and 35 of the 48 state recognised political parties are attending the meeting.

Days before the meet, the Aam Admi Party had staged a demonstration on hacking voting machine' in the Delhi Assembly. "Thereafter all the votes go to BJP irrespective of which party is voted", claimed Bhardwaj. "How can they say they have hacked an EVM using a prototype", asked a Commission official, who did not want to be named.

The Election Commission, which has called an all-party meeting on EVMs, dismissed Bharadwaj's assertions.

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According to sources, the Election Commission said it would receive updated VVPATs in the time period stretching from August 2017 to September 2018.

Amid concerns raised by the opposition, the Union Cabinet last month cleared the Election Commission's proposal to buy VVPAT machines for the EVMs to ensure transparency in the voting process.

He did not name the BJP but provided enough hints to insinuate that the Bharatiya Janata Party was the beneficiary of the supposed tampering.

The Election Commission has refused to vouch for the authenticity of the EVM machine, which AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj "hacked" in the assembly. "They won't let us access their machines and then challenge us to prove our charge of hacking. Polls should be held only on VVPAT-enabled machines so that paper trail guarantees integrity of the electoral process", he wrote.

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Bharadwaj, who was a software engineer, while claiming the codes could be used to get votes for only one party, said that finally he had been able to use his degree for figuring out how EVM machines were being rigged. In the Delhi Assembly, they also demonstrated how easy it is to rig an EVM.

The session began amidst high drama when opposition leader Vijender Gupta of the BJP was marshalled out after he created a ruckus raising corruption allegations against Kejriwal.

Claiming that it was possible to hack the machines, Sisodia said EVM-tampering tantamounts to a "conspiracy to murder democracy".

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the Election Commission of India of "backing off" on the hackathon.

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He also demanded that the Supreme Court's 2013 order of conducting elections by using the EVMs equipped with Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) should be implemented.

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