Politics

AAP Renews Demand for Paper Ballots, Says EVMs Can be Tampered

The AAP on Friday renewed its demand to use paper ballots, alleging that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) could be tampered with.

Citing media reports, the party claimed that nearly 30,000 ballot units and 20,000 control units have been ordered by the state election commission for MCD polls.

Ballot units are the ones through which people cast their vote while control units record these votes and it is under the supervision of election officer.

Amid Election Commission's plan to invite politicians to try and hack EVMs, the AAP has asked the poll body to allow it to pick machines randomly from Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, where Assembly elections were recently held.

The party, in a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi on Thursday, also requested the EC to provide the details of components like micro-controllers, and chips used for storage of memory in voting machines.

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