New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Saurabh Bhardwaj on Tuesday gave a LIVE demo in the Delhi Assembly on ‘how Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs can be rigged.’
The MLA explained how different parts of an EVM work and then conducted a mock poll on a voting machine he had carried to the assembly. The AAP test is being conducted on a machine “similar” to an EVM and not an original EVM, he clarified.
“There are secret codes that can be used to decide on the day of voting which candidate can win,” alleged Bhardwaj who introduced himself as a former computer science engineer.
Soon after assembly proceedings began, the BJP’s Vijender Gupta was marshalled out of the house for creating a ruckus.
AAP, which dominates the 70-member assembly, fielded its Alka Lamba to bring up EVMs. The party alleges voting machines have been manipulated to help the BJP post massive wins in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls and Delhi civic elections recently, which saw AAP decimated just two years after it swept assembly elections.
The party invited leaders of other parties like the Left, Trinamool Congress and Janata Dal-United to watch its demonstration and they are seated in the visitors’ gallery.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was also present in the House sitting alongside his deputy Manish Sisodia.
Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra, who has accused Kejriwal of corruption was also in the assembly.