NEW DELHI: THE Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday announced that it will organise its own electronic voting machines (EVMs) challenge on June 3-- the same day as Election Commission’s (EC) challenge.
The party will invite wizards and technical experts from political parties, the Election Commission and also the companies which provide the EVMs to the poll panel, for the challenge.
AAP’s Delhi unit secretary Saurabh Bharadwaj said the party will have a “bigger and better” EVM challenge than the one planned by the poll panel on the same day.
“We will organise a bigger and better EVM hackathon. 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 put to conduct its own challenge,” Bharadwaj added
The machine to be tested in this exercise will be the same used by Bharadwaj in the Delhi Legislative Assembly last month to demonstrate how it can be tampered with.
The Election Commission had recently announced the EVM challenge, calling political parties to tamper with the voting machines used in the state polls held in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa recently.
This was done following doubts raised by parties like the AAP, BSP and Congress over the “reliability” of the machines after the recently held Assembly polls.