Akhilesh Yadav again questions credibility of EVMs

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday again questioned the credibility of electronic voting machines (EVMs) after the state police found a chip-like device used in stealing petrol.

IANS| Updated: Apr 29, 2017, 12:46 PM IST

Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday again questioned the credibility of electronic voting machines (EVMs) after the state police found a chip-like device used in stealing petrol.

"When petrol can be stolen with the help of a remote through a chip without any internet connection then EVMs too. Need to stop the wrong use of technology," the Samajwadi Party President tweeted.

Yadav`s remarks came two days after the Special Task Force (STF) in Lucknow raided several petrol pumps and found them using a chipboard like device inside the dispensing machines for petrol theft.

The chorus against EVMs has gained momentum after the recently held assembly elections in five states, with Arvind Kejriwal`s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Mayawati`s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) spearheading a campaign on the issue.

The Election Commission, however, has said the machines can`t be tampered with.

On April 15, Yadav also demanded an answer from the EC over the controversy on tampering of EVMs.