EC denies EVM tampering allegations

Monday 20th March 2017 13:00 EDT

NEW DELHI: In response to allegations that the Electronic Voting Machines were rigged in the recently held Assembly elections, the Election Commission issued a statement denying any such possibility. "Given effective technical and administrative safeguards, EVMs aren't tamperable and integrity of the electoral process is preserved. However, if any specific allegation with material facts is presented, it will be looked into with all seriousness on administrative sides." The EC was approached by the Aam Aadmi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh respectively. BSP's Mayawati has decided to observe a 'black day' every month against the "murder of democracy" by the BJP and charged its UP victory of "dishonesty" and "fraud". Meanwhile, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal alleged that the EVM tampering may have led to AAP's poor showing in Punjab.

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