Delhi Election 2020: Digvijaya Singh casts aspersions on sanctity of EVMs; urges EC, SC to take fresh look at credibility of machines

The Election Commission on Sunday announced that the final voter turnout was 62.59 percent, five percent less than 2015

Press Trust of India February 11, 2020 13:25:39 IST
Delhi Election 2020: Digvijaya Singh casts aspersions on sanctity of EVMs; urges EC, SC to take fresh look at credibility of machines
  • Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday raised doubts on EVMs, alleging that no machine having a chip is tamper-proof

  • He called upon the Election Commission and the Supreme Court to take a fresh look at the use of EVMs in the country

  • The Election Commission on Sunday announced that the final voter turnout was 62.59 percent, five percent less than 2015

New Delhi: As the counting of votes for the Delhi Assembly polls began, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday raised doubts on EVMs, alleging that no machine having a chip is tamper-proof. He called upon the Election Commission and the Supreme Court to take a fresh look at the use of EVMs in the country.

Delhi Election 2020 Digvijaya Singh casts aspersions on sanctity of EVMs urges EC SC to take fresh look at credibility of machines

File image of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. PTI

"No machine (which) has a chip is tamper-proof. Also please do for a moment think, why no developed country uses EVM," Singh said in a tweet.

"Would CEC and Hon Supreme Court please have a fresh look on EVM voting in India? We are the largest democracy in the world, we can't allow some unscrupulous people to hack results and steal the mandate of 1.3 billion people.

"If they match the votes in the counting unit. Declare the result. If they don't match then count the ballots of all polling booths in the assembly. It would convince everyone and save time also as this has been the consistent argument of CEC in favour of EVM," the Congress leader said.

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Polling for the 70-member Delhi Assembly polls was held on Saturday. The Election Commission on Sunday announced that the final voter turnout was 62.59 percent, five percent less than 2015.

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