The Election Commission's grand 'EVM challenge' on Saturday didn't find many takers as only two political parties--Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Communist Party of India, Marxists (CPM)--attended the event.

AAP stayed away

The Aam Aadmi Party which has been the most vocal critic against the EVMs and has been accusing that the machines can be tampered with didn't participate in the event. On Friday, it had said that it will organise its own open hackathon event.

Source: b'A political party delegation being explained about the internal circuitry of the Control Units of the EVM machines, in New Delhi on June 03, 2017.\xc2\xa0'

The party had earlier accused EC of 'running away from a no-holds barred hackathon' because the latter didn't allow 'tampering' with the EVM motherboard at the challenge. EC later clarified that it would allow only a challenge and not a hackathon.

Here is what AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj tweeted:

What happened at the EC challenge?

Source: b'The Chief Election Commissioner, Dr. Nasim Zaidi along with the Election Commissioners, Shri A.K. Joti and Shri O.P. Rawat addressing a press conference on the conclusion of EVM challenge, in New Delhi on June 03, 2017.'

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)

(All images sourced from PIB)