Once again raising the voice against ‘rigged’ EVMs, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that charges that electronic voting machines may have been tampered cannot be denied.
"I am an engineer from IIT, I can tell you 10 ways to tamper with EVMs,” he told NDTV in an interview.
Kejriwal has been raising his voice against the use of EVMs along with several other leaders from different political parties. "When an independent candidate in Pune, who got zero votes, is asking where his vote has gone, why shouldn’t we question EVM? We cannot shut our eyes,” he added.
Arvind Kejriwal also questioned the integrity of the Election Commission of India (ECI) over EVM tampering issue on Friday, saying the election body failed to restore the confidence of people in electoral process. Arvind Kejriwal alleged the Election Commission was trying to brush things under the carpet regarding issues raised over use of EVMs in elections. The Aam Aadmi Party leader also said the Election Commission is working to make Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) win in elections.
"It seems that polls are a sham and the Election Commission is doing everything possible to help BJP win,” said Arvind Kejriwal, while speaking to the NDTV. When asked about why didn’t he raise the issue of EVM tampering when BJP was defeated in Delhi, Bihar and other states, Arvind Kejriwal said that he had no evidence on hacking of electronic voting machines (EVMs) at that time. "We have strong evidence now about EVM tampering.The chips which are made by two different companies, can be manipulated at source; a bug or a Trojan Horse can be inserted in the chips at the point of origin"
MCD elections in Delhi are on April 23, and Kejriwal said his party’s performance will prove his party’s good work in the city. Earlier, on Friday, he also admitted that the defeat in the Rajouri Garden bypoll was because people were angry with the sitting party MLA for leaving the seat. However, he said it won’t affect the party in the civic polls.