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Election Commission dismisses Aam Aadmi Party’s EVM ‘tampering’ demo

Delhi: Even as the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday staged a ‘live demonstration’ of alleged EVM manipulation in the Delhi Assembly, the Election Commission dismissed the whole thing.

Earlier today, AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj claimed that anyone knowing a “secret code” can tamper with the EVMs and the code can be fed into a machine while casting vote.

EC has time and again rubbished allegations that EVMs can be programmed to favour any particular party.

Before Bhardwaj’s demonstration, Kejriwal had tweeted, “Saurabh Bhardwaj will reveal the truth behind a big conspiracy in the country. Satyameva Jayate”.

Bhardwaj, who represents the Greater Kailash constituency, claimed that in his capacity as an engineer, he had extensively worked in this area and was aware of how the machines can be fiddled with. 

Meanwhile, the Delhi BJP with party’s Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari today alleged that there were “gross discrepancies” in the figures of donation amount shown by the AAP in its affidavits, party website, and what it has declared to the EC.

“One private news channel has done an ‘expose on the AAP’ when it comes to donations received by it. And, there is ‘huge difference in the figures shown in its affidavit and what the Arvind Kejriwal-led party has told the EC,” he alleged.

 “And, discrepancies exist in donation figures for both years, 2013-14 and 2014-15,” Tiwari added.

The Delhi BJP chief, read out figures, quoting from the channel’s claim.

(With PTI inputs)

 “So, in 2013-14, the AAP showed a donation amount of Rs 50.64 crore in the affidavit, Rs 19.82 crore on its party website, but to the EC it told that the figure stood at only Rs 6 crore.

 “We wonder if this missing amount was routed in the corruption cases against the party that its own (sacked) Cabinet minister has highlighted,” he alleged.

 “So, based on the past and this new corruption case, a delegation of the party will go and meet the chief election commissioner at 4 PM to lodge a complaint. We will also urge the EC to probe the entire accounts of the AAP. And based on the string of irregularities being exposed, we will also ask the EC to derecognise the party,” Tiwari said. 

Source: Zee News