Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday questioned the Election Commission’s “open challenge” to political parties and experts to prove that EVMs can be manipulated.
Kejriwal wondered why the Commission was not coming out with any official statement and pushing the news of the reported challenge through “sources” instead.
Why are these stories ascribed to “sources”? How credible are they? Why hasn’t EC issued any formal statement? Or is it just a plant? https://t.co/Cxvu4nBUg8— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 13, 2017
Has anyone actually seen any official statement from CEC? Am trying to get it since eve. Is this news correct? https://t.co/JfPCkvfvVZ— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 12, 2017
Yesterday, official sources of the EC claimed that the commission will invite political parties, experts, scientists and technocrats in the first week of May to try and hack the machines. They said the challenge will be open for a week or 10 days and will have various levels.
Kejriwal had recently claimed that EC’s only intention was to bring the BJP to power in poll-bound states and that is why it was not paying heed to his request to investigate defective EVMs.
Kejriwal’s accusation came a day after media reports stated that a few machines, used during the bypoll in Rajasthan’s Dholpur, may have been “tampered with”.