1. Only Sharad Pawar’s NCP interested in taking part in EVM hacking challenge: Election Commission

Only Sharad Pawar’s NCP interested in taking part in EVM hacking challenge: Election Commission

Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party is the only party which has shown interest in taking part in the EVM hacking challenge organised by the poll panel on June 3, a Commission spokesperson said here.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 26, 2017 7:46 PM
Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party is the only party which has shown interest in taking part in the EVM hacking challenge organised by the poll panel on June 3, a Commission spokesperson said here. (PTI)

Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party is the only party which has shown interest in taking part in the EVM hacking challenge organised by the poll panel on June 3, a Commission spokesperson said here. The challenge, announced by the EC to counter allegations of EVM tampering levelled by parties such as Aam Admi Party and BSP, will be held on June 3 between 10 am and 2pm. He said a total of eight parties had responded to EC’s letter of invitation for the June 3 event. “NCP expressed interest in participating in the EVM challenge. AAP and Congress raised some issue as per the existing framework of challenge but have not expressed their interest in participating. “The CPI, CPI(M), BJP and RLD expressed their interest to observe (the challenge),” he said.

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The All India NR Congress wrote that it will not participate in the challenge, the spokesperson said. On Saturday last, the Commission had announced that the challenge to hack and tamper with the electronic voting machines (EVMs) would take place on June 3 and the seven recognised national and 49 state parties can apply till this evening to participate in the challenge. After the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, the BSP and AAP had questioned the reliability of the machines.

Later, several opposition parties, except the AAP, had urged the EC to revert to paper ballot, saying the faith of the people in EVMs has eroded. A demand of the AAP to tamper with the motherboard of the machine was rejected by the Commission. It said change in circuits would mean the EVM is no longer the one used by the Commission.

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    Sadasivan
    May 26, 2017 at 9:35 pm
    The w problem is, THE ETERNAL CUSTODY of the EVMs,under the EC.Handing over the custody of the EVMs,to the stake-holders,that is, the Ru Coalition,the Opposition,Ethical Hackers representing the people,of India, at large and SC,in a fair manner,is the solution.The EC should ONLY conduct the Elections in a free and fair manner,with Video-graph as proof.Manuals of the Machines should also be provided to those mentioned above:- That is the ru Coalition,The Opposition,The Ethical Hackers and the SC. The Challenge issued by the EC is unfair,as it,the Manufacturer and The technicians have had,Eternal Custody of the Machines so far,with Manuals etc to Boot.The EC,itself,has claimed that ONLY A FEW ARE PRIVY TO...How can only a few be privy to,in a Democracy? The EC' claim is Non Sequitor. Ballot Papers are FAIR.If VVPATs are used,they should contain,, the names of the candidates and the party party symbol ,with sufficient time for the VOTER to confirm,VOTING,as intended.
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      Sadasivan
      May 26, 2017 at 9:38 pm
      Please read "RU COALITION" in the above post instead of "ru coalition".
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        Sadasivan
        May 26, 2017 at 9:39 pm
        Please read:-"THE COALITION IN POWER" in place of "ru coaltion".
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