Live EVM hacking: Opposition parties to take up issue with Election Commission after US-based hacker’s stunning claims

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that she will raise the issue of EVM tampering with the Election Commission after a US-based hacker made stunning allegations that the 2014 Lok Sabha polls were rigged.

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In a tweet, Banerjee said, “Our great democracy must be protected. Every vote of yours is precious. All Oppn parties discussed the #EVM issue after the #UnitedIndiaAtBrigade rally. We are working closely together and decided on Jan 19 itself to consistently take up the matter with EC. Yes, every vote counts.”

A US-based hacker Syed Shuja had earlier made stunning allegations in a special press conference in London that the 2014 parliamentary polls that saw the election of Narendra Modi as India’s prime minister, were rigged. He had said, “Entire 2014 election was rigged, actual results were completely different than what was shown to the world. And since then all elections have been rigged. There is a transmitter in the EVM chip.”

Shuja, who was joining the much-publicised press conference from the US, had also claimed that the former BJP minister Gopinath Munde was killed because he had become aware of the EVM rigging.

Shuja had also demonstrated how EVMs can allegedly be hacked at an event in London organised by the Indian Journalists’ Association (Europe). This assumed significance in light of this year’s crucial Lok Sabha polls. Many opposition parties have often accused the BJP of tampering with EVMs to achieve favourable election results.

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