New Delhi, Election Commission Of India: The major political parties of India are unable to digest their loss in the recent polls and they have been creating constant pressure on the ECI to stop the usage of the EVM Machines. In such development they even met the President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday and raised issue of alleged EVM tampering during their meeting. However the Election Commission of India has come out with an open challenge to hack the machines from the first week of May.
The Election commission has said that from first week of May, experts, scientists, technocrats can come for a week or 10 days and try to hack the EVM machines.
The challenge will be open for a week or 10 days and will have various levels of testing.
The Election Commission had announced a similar challenge in the year 2009, however none of the political parties were able to hack the electronic voting machines (EVMs).
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge, Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Sitaram Yechury were part of the delegation that submitted a memorandum to the President Pranab on alleged tampering with the Electronic Voting Machines, EVM during recent state polls.
The senior Congress leader said that the leaders of various opposition parties met the Election Commission authorities too on Monday and were assured of all-party meeting on the matter.
Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that after its defeat in polls, the Opposition parties have started a disinformation campaign against the government.
Naidu Questioned the Opposition for doubting the reliability of EVMs, he asked how come it was okay when the AAP won the Delhi polls and the JDU-Congress alliance won in Bihar.