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Digvijaya asks EC to invite hackers to prove EVMs aren't 'tamper proof'

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The row over the use of EVMs for elections continues as former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday asked the Election Commission of India to invite hackers and allow them to prove that 'no machine with a chip is tamper proof.'

"Would Central Election Commission have the courage to invite the best Hackers and give them physical access to the machine and allow them to prove that no machine with a chip is Tamper Proof?" he tweeted.

Several political parties have raised objections over EVMs use contending that the machine can be hacked.

"Least the CEC can do is to give the Voter the printed Voter Slip after he has voted and then the Voter can drop it in the box," he said in another tweet.

On Saturday, the Election Commission announced that the single-phase Assembly elections for the 288-member Maharashtra and 90-member Haryana Assembly will be held on October 21, while the counting of votes will be done on October 24.

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First Published: Mon, September 23 2019. 08:56 IST