Congress candidate from Sundargarh Lok Sabha seat George Tirkey on Wednesday blamed EVM tampering and internal sabotage for the electoral rout of the party in Odisha.
Taking at a jibe at RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, he asked that Yadav should answer on why he didn't vote on poll day instead of casting doubts over the EVMs.
A farcical wave backed by dubious exit polls followed by manipulating EVMs is another Balakot in the making, Mufti said.
Opposition parties also raised concerns over the transportation of EVMs ahead of counting of votes and urged the EC to probe the issue.
The former president said there can be no room for speculation that challenge the very basis of Indian democracy.
The workers, who will be on duty at the counting centre, have also been directed by their respective parties to match the number of votes polled with those counted.
The former Union minister and other opposition leaders have been voicing concerns over the use of EVMs, claiming the machines were prone to manipulation.
The database of these numbers is securely maintained, he said.
The UDF workers alleged that the malfunction of the EVM came to notice after 76 persons polled the votes and they have forcibly stopped the polling process in the booth.
Arora also said people can verify their names in the voter list through helpline number 1950 and nvsp.in and that the Commission has began "Go Verify" campaign.
EC panel of experts on EVMs says machines non-tamperable after self-proclaimed cyber expert's presser
The committee has Prof Emeritus IIT Delhi D T Shahani, IIT Bhilai director Rajat Moona and Prof Emeritus IIT Bombay D K Sharma as its members.
AAP MLA and party spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj, who demonstrated "tampering" of a replica of an electronic voting machine in the Delhi Assembly in 2017, said the party did not contact the cyber exper
His remarks came soon after a person named Syed Suja, who claimed that he was part of the team which designed EVMs in India.
Former minister and Congress leader Komatireddy Venkat Reddy demanded that the Election Commission conduct the upcoming Parliamentary polls using the good-old ballot system.
The Congress alleged an organised attempt by the BJP to try and subvert the mandate of the people and urged the poll panel to take congnisance of these extremely alarming incidents.