Indian Election Commission throws open challenge
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The Indian Election Commission throws open challenge to hack its electronic voting machines (EVMs). This step is being taken by different political parties due to some rise of allegation, which claimed that machines used in UP elections only voted for BJP. The opposition parties have also demanded that paper trail of voting should be re-introduced in the future. So Indian Election Commission throws open challenge to them.
The Indian politics scene got tempered due to different kinds of allegations made by the opposition leaders after the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won with an unexpectedly massive mandate in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and former CM of Uttar Pradesh have staged protests against the alleged tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs) for benefitting BJP in the elections.
The leaders also demanded that the paper trail of voting should be re-introduced in the future elections. For these allegations, the Election Commission of India is planning an open challenge for security researchers, scientists, and political parties in the first week of May.
An official source reportedly said “From the first week of May, experts, scientists, technocrats can come for a week or 10 days and try to hack the machines”.
The source claimed that the challenge will have various levels that one will need to complete within a week or 10 days.
This is not the first time Election Commission of India is making such challenge. The Commission announced a similar program in 2009 and claimed that the machines turned out to be unhackable.
Previously, leaders response to the claims, the Commission rejected the allegations.
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