Cyber expert claims – EVM hacking was done in 2014 general election, EC rejects claim
An Indian cyber expert demanded political asylum in the United States, claiming that India was rigged through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the 2014 general elections. He said that EVM can be hacked.
Addressing a press conference in London via Skype, cyber expert Syed Sueja said that he had fled from India in 2014. Suja said that after the assassination of her team members she was scared and was feeling threatened in the country. Sayed Suja claims that India’s legendary telecom company helped in this rigging.
Election Commission rejects EVM hacking claim
The Indian Election Commission has described this whole issue as a rumor. The Election Commission said that the matter of claim of EVM hacking has come to our notice. During an event held in London, it has been claimed that EVM machines used by the Indian Election Commission were tampered with. Election Commission does not want to be a party in this case. Claim of EVM hacking is a sponsored challenge. The Election Commission denouncing the allegations of hacking saying that the Commission is firm on its claim.
EVMs completely secure: commission
On the claim of an electronic voting machine being hacked in London, the Election Commission has said that it stands firm on the fact that the EVM is true and its flower proofing. The commission said that we are looking at what legal action can be taken in this case. Because some days before the general election, an attempt has been made to hack an EVM and create doubts in people’s mind.
The commission does not want to contest
The commission said in a program in London about hacking the voting machine, that the commission was against it and she did not want that to be in dispute. Our machines are made between strict safety standards in BEL and ECIL. Under the special operation process, a special committee oversees this process. These procedures are continuing since 2010. Last year, the Election Commission had challenged the hacking machines to be hacked, but after waiting for several days, no political parties came forward.
A person tried it but did not succeed.
50 percent slips of VVPAT match: Congress
The Congress on Monday said that to eliminate the doubts associated with EVM, the EC will ensure the match of 50 percent VVPAT in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Party spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, “We wanted elections to be held from ballot, but now it is two to three months, so elections are not possible right now.” In such a way 50 percent of the VVPAT should be matched.
The issue of EVM hacking will be raised before the Election Commission: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that the opposition parties will raise the issue of claim about the hacking of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) on behalf of a US cyber expert in front of the Election Commission. In a program organized by the Indian Journalist Organization (Europe) in London, cyber expert showed how the EVM can be allegedly hacked.
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata said in a tweet that every vote is prized and this issue should be raised. He said, “Our great democracy must definitely be protected. Your every vote is prized. After the United India at Brigade Rally, all opposition parties discussed the issue of EVM. We are working together and we had decided on January 19 that we will raise this issue in front of the Election Commission. Yes, every vote is important.