Election Commission today rejected BSP Chief Mayawati’s allegations that EVM was tampered in UP assembly elections. THE EC said that there was no merit in the allegations. The poll body also quoted court orders endorsing EVMs and said Mayawati’s demand for probe is legally not tenable.
In reply to BSP letter, the Commission said it has been successfully using EVMs since 2000 in every election and have full confidence on their absolute credibility. The poll panel said the credibility of EVMs has also been successfully recognized by the courts on several occasions.
It also said that it offered opportunities more than once to those alleging the tamperability of EVM but no one has been able to demonstrate that the EVM can be manipulated or tampered with.
The Commission maintained that the prescribed administrative process has been fully complied with in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand elections in the presence of the representatives of political parties and candidates.
The poll body also quoted court orders endorsing EVMs and said Mayawati’s demand for probe is legally not tenable.
Reacting to the poll outcomes of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, BSP Chief Mayawati, has said that the results are surprising and seems that Electronic Voting Machines did not accept any vote other than that of BJP’s.
She said she is writing to the Election Commission demanding immediate stoppage of counting and declaration of results in UP and holding of fresh polls using paper ballots.