Delhi Assembly today took up the discussion on the issue of alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines in its one-day special session.
Participating in the discussion, AAP MLAs claimed that the tampering of EVMs is possible. AAP member Sourab Bhardwaj demonstrated how the EVM can be manipulated.
Earlier, the House witnessed noisy scenes when leader of the Opposition Vijendra Gupta tried to move adjournment motion over corruption in a land deal.
The Speaker Ram Niwas Goel did not allow Mr Gupta to raise the issue and suspended him for the day when he did not heed to Chair’s ruling. Later he was taken out of the house by the marshals.
EC has convened an all-party meeting on May 12 to discuss the concerns about the reliability of electronic voting machines and is likely to brief the parties about its planned EVM hacking challenge.
A statement from the commission on May 04 had said that at the meeting, the issue of EVMs, change in rules regarding recount of votes using paper trail data, making bribery in elections a cognisable offence and disqualification of candidates charge- sheeted for electoral bribery would be discussed.