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. There are solid evidences how EVMs give vote to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) only, that’s why we are raising the issue.” Kejriwal said.
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.”
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.”
In his first interview after AAP’s defeat in Rajouri Garden bypolls in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal refused to accept that the people were unhappy with his party’s performance in the national capital. “The Delhi bypoll loss was just anger against one candidate, nothing more,” said Arvind Kejriwal.
After he questioned the credibility of EVMs, Twitterati responds with some funny reactions:
@ArvindKejriwal Mockery of voters is happening in Delhi since 14th feb 2014.
— Lazy Cat (@uPoliticat) April 14, 2017
— Ravi (@135_ravi) April 14, 2017
— kapil Pratap singh (@kapil9994) April 14, 2017
@ArvindKejriwal Haha again blame on EVMs.....
— Swati Sinha (@MeSwati001) April 14, 2017
— Bindass Bol (@imRubyKhan) April 14, 2017
@ArvindKejriwal जितनी मर्जी नोटँकी करलो सरजी, राजौरी के बाद MCD में आपकी हार निश्चित हे, अवश्यम्भावी हे और कोई भी नोटँकी आपको बचा नही पायेगी !!
— Nation First (@rahulgupta1976) April 14, 2017
@ArvindKejriwal Same EVM when you won 67 seats and became CM.
— M MD (@mmdvv) April 14, 2017
@ArvindKejriwal हे खजूर,
तुम रात को EVM मशीन का प्लग पिछवाड़े मे डाल कर सो जाना. अगर सुबह तक तेरा जुलाब बंद न हूवे तो समझ लेना. मशीन टेम्पर है
— भीष्म पितामह (@bhishmanew) April 14, 2017
— Yogi Adityanath (@CHAVANDNYANES19) April 14, 2017
@ArvindKejriwal Ye parinam nikla haar k baad samiksha ka.???
Abhi samaj nahi aya kya?? Log tujhe sirf entertainment k lie follow karte.
हर बार मोदी सरकार
— Neha S. (@neha_s8584) April 14, 2017
@ArvindKejriwal क्या अरविंद केजरीवाल पूरी तरह सठिया चुके हैं
— Only Tushar (@onlytg_gt) April 14, 2017
— आशीष कुमार अग्रवाल (@coomarashish) April 14, 2017
— shilpkumar (@shilp_kumar) April 14, 2017
.@ArvindKejriwal : Sir, if mockery was a person, 100% chances that it will look like you
— Qween of WinterHell (@QweenOfHells) April 15, 2017
— Abhishek Raj Pandey (@AbhiRajPandey) April 14, 2017