NEW DELHI -- Questioning the credibility of electronic voting machines (EVMs), Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said there are many ways to tamper with the EVMs and the Election Commission (EC) is helping the BJP win elections.
"There are many ways of tampering EVMs. I am an engineer from IIT ... I can tell you 10 ways how EVMs can be tampered. The EC is doing it intentionally... Why are they brushing the allegations under the carpet? The EC is pulling out all stops to help the BJP win," Kejriwal said in an interview with NDTV.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s National Convener Arvind Kejriwal said: "There are solid evidences how EVMs give vote to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) only, that's why we are raising the issue."
Explaining how EVMs can be tampered with, Kejriwal said: "The chips, which are made by two different companies, can be manipulated at source...a bug or a Trojan Horse (a virus/a malicious computer programme used to hack a computer) can be inserted in the chips at the point of origin."
"I am going to see now what kind of EVMs they are going to use... They are bringing back EVMs from junkyards. Earlier the EC said they won't accept EVMs older than 2006 and now they are bringing these machines in polls."
He also said that if EVMs are not fixed, "our democracy won't survive".
Asked whether he would take up the "open challenge" by the EC to hack its EVMs, Kejriwal said: "Just wait and watch. See what happens in next 10 days."
Opposition parties have been questioning the integrity of the EVMs ever since the results of the assembly elections to five states were declared on 11 March.
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