SC to hear EVM tampering matter on March 24

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The Supreme Court will hear the case on allegations by various parties on tampering of the Electronic Voting Machines on Friday.

Politicians from various parties have openly alleged tampering of electronic voting machines in the recently concluded assembly elections in five states with Mayawati and Arvind Kejriwal being at the forefront of such accusations.

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The Bahujan Samaj Party Supremo went one step further to state that she would move court and said that her party would observe a black day every month against the 'murder of democracy' by the BJP.

Kejriwal too sought the Election Commission's intervention to probe the alleged EVM tampering.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee last week said the Election Commission of India should convene an all-party meet to discuss the issue. Banerjee infact showed reporters BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's video clippings in which he speaks about feasibility of tampering EVMs. In the video clippings, Swamy is seen saying that the EVMs were made in Japan but ballot papers were used even there during elections because the machines can be tampered.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission stated that that EVMs cannot be tampered with.

ECI had said, "Given the effective technical and administrative safeguards, Electronic Voting Machines are not tamperable and the integrity of the electoral process is preserved...If any specific allegation with material facts is presented, it (the allegations) will be looked into with all seriousness on administrative sides."

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