Election Commission rubbishes charges of EVMs hacking in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, contemplates legal action

The Election Commission on Monday after the ‘cyber expert’ asserted that the EVMs were hacked in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, wherein the BJP saw a landslide victory, maintained that the machines were completely foolproof and that it was “wary of becoming a party to this motivated slugfest”.

The Election Commission also stated that it was contemplating legal action in response to the assertions made by a person identified as Syed Suja at a press conference in London.

The Election Commission stated, “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 the foolproof nature of ECI EVMs”.

The commission further added that EVMs used in elections were manufactured by Bharat Electronics and Electronics Corporation of India under “very strict supervisory and security conditions”.

The commission stated, “EVMs are manufactured in Bharat Electronics Ltd. and 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”.

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