EVM tampering: Election Commission to convene all-party meet on May 12; may throw open challenge for hacking

Amid debate over whether EVMs can be tampered with, the Election Commission has announced to convene an all-party meeting on May 12.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: May 05, 2017, 00:54 AM IST
EVM tampering: Election Commission to convene all-party meet on May 12; may throw open challenge for hacking

New Delhi: Amid debate over whether EVMs can be tampered with, the Election Commission has announced to convene an all-party meeting on May 12.

"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.

Open challenge to hack EVMs

Also, 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.

All these developments came following allegations of tampering of Electronic Voting Machines.