The Election Commission (EC) of India, responding to the claims of US-based ‘expert’ of EVM tampering said that the machines are foolproof and the Commission is currently analysing what legal action to be taken regarding the press conference in London.
US-based cyber expert Syed Shuja held a press conference in London claiming that he can demonstrate how the machines can be hacked. Earlier he claimed that he was a part of the team which designed Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in India, alleges that the 2014 general elections in India were rigged.
The Election Commission of India, responding to the claims of US-based expert of EVM tampering said, “It has come to our notice that an event claiming to demonstrate EVMs used by ECI can be tampered with, has been organised in London. ECI has been wary of becoming a party to this motivated slugfest and stands by empirical facts about foolproof nature of ECI EVMs deployed in elections in India.”
The Election Commission added, “It needs to be reiterated that these EVMs are manufactured in Bharat Electronics Ltd & Electronics Corporation of India Ltd under very strict supervisory and security conditions. There are rigorous Standard Operating Procedures observed under the supervision of a Committee of technical experts constituted in 2010.”
“It is being separately examined as to what legal action can and should be taken in the matter,” the Commission said in a statement.