Published On : Thu, May 4th, 2017

EVM tampering allegations: Election Commission calls all-party meeting on May 12

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New Delhi: The Election Commission has convened an all-party meeting on May 12 following allegations of tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), sources said on Thursday.

“A meeting has been called on May 12 of all the political parties over the alleged charges of EVM tampering in the recent polls,” official sources said.

The EC’s meeting with all the parties comes in order to convince and assure them that the EVMs cannot be hacked.

After the latest assembly elections in five states, many opposition parties raised questions over the reliability of EVMs.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had urged the State Election Commission to hold the Delhi civic polls with ballot paper trail.

The EC is also planning to throw an open challenge to all stakeholders to try and hack its EVMs to remove all doubts about the voting machines.