Responding to Mayawati and Arvind Kejriwal's allegations that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) had been tampered in the recently conducted Assembly polls, the Election Commission on Thursday asserted that there was no merit in such claims.
Kejriwal and Mayawati's respective parties fared poorly in the Assembly elections in five states.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) said that the allegations were wild and baseless, as EVMs were not tamperable given the effective technical and administrative safeguards. However, ECI added that if any specific allegation were to be presented accompanied by solid facts, they would be looked into.
Given effective technical & administrative safeguards, EVMs aren't tamperable & integrity of electoral process is preserved: ECI— ANI (@ANI_news) March 16, 2017
However,if any specific allegation with material facts is presented,it will be looked into with all seriousness on administrative sides: ECI— ANI (@ANI_news) March 16, 2017
The statement comes a day after the Congress party and the Aam Aadmi Party suggested that the Election Commission needs to re-look at the use of EVMs in the electoral process until faith is restored in them.
(With agency inputs)
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