EC throws open challenge, dares to hack EVMs from May

| Updated: Apr 13, 2017 04:26 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 12 (ANI): Following concerns raised by the Opposition parties over the alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) post assembly polls, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday threw an open challenge to the party leaders and dared them to hack the voting machines. The invitation, given to political parties, scientists and technicians, will be available from the first week of May to prove whether the EVMs could be hacked or not. The move comes days after the Opposition parties suggested that the entire voting process be held through ballot paper. Earlier today, a 13-member delegation led by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi met President Pranab Mukherjee and presented a memorandum to him. In the memorandum, they raised questions over the malfunctioning and alleged tampering of the EVM machines, while stating that it has raised question on the electoral process. The delegation of opposition parties also sought his intervention. "Non-BJP ruled states are being destabilised by misusing the powers of Governors, the recent example being Goa and Manipur," the opposition stated. (ANI)

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