Omar Abdullah says he is 'beginning to question' his faith in EVMs, urges EC to address queries on their trustworthiness
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday asked the Election Commission to address the queries being raised on the trustworthiness of the electronic voting machines (EVMs).
Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday asked the Election Commission to address the queries being raised on the trustworthiness of the electronic voting machines (EVMs).
"I've been extremely sceptical of EVM-related conspiracy theories but I'm beginning to question my unwavering faith in the machines and their infallibility," Abdullah wrote in a Twitter post.
The former chief minister was referring to reports of EVM malfunctioning at some election booths in Gujarat.
"I hope the Election Commission can step up and address the questions that are being asked of it about the trustworthiness of voting machines," he said in another tweet.
The Election Commission on Friday ruled out any possibility of the EVMs being tampered with in elections even as it announced that all future elections will be held with VVPAT slips to prevent any doubts while the AAP demanded 'hackathon', a view others were not apparently enthusiastic about at an all-party meeting convened to discuss worries over the machines.
The Election Commission is likely to convene an all-party meeting here on May 12 to discuss the issue of reliability of electronic voting machines flagged by 16 opposition parties.
The AAP has decided not to contest the commission's challenge after its request for a change in terms and conditions was shot down by the panel.