New Delhi: Hours after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal expressed apprehensions that electronic voting machines (EVMs) could be tampered ahead of the Delhi Assembly Elections on February 7, the Election Commission on Wednesday ruled out any such possibility.
The poll panel said tampering of EVMs was not possible as these are “latest and tamper-proof”.
"We had a good meeting with the Election Commission. We told our concerns to them regarding the EVMs and they cleared our doubts. They said that there could be technical problems but they are doing their work. There is no tampering going on," said Kejriwal after his meeting with with the Election Commission.
"If people have doubts, they will take appropriate action," he added.
Kejriwal had earlier today said that his party will meet Chief Election Commissioner HS Brahma to discuss the issue.
Writing on social networking website Twitter, Kejriwal said this morning, “We suspect EVM tampering. Tried to meet CEC yesterday. He was busy. Hope we will be able to meet him today.”
“We urge CEC to allow us to put a banner outside each booth educating voters abt EVMs (sic).”
It is not the first time Kejriwal has alleged EVM tampering. He had tweeted yesterday also:
Large scale EVM tampering? Yest, during inspection of EVMs in Del cant, in 4 machines, whatever button u pressed, light against BJP lit
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 3, 2015
Earlier, Chandra Bhushan Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi had also dismissed the allegations.
Speaking to Zee Media, Kumar said the claims made by Kejriwal are baseless.
“All EVMs are checked at multiple levels and there in no problem with any of them,” he added.