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BJP to show EC how EVMs can be tampered

Source: PTI
August 05, 2009 22:10 IST
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The BJP and Shiv Sena, which have claimed that EVMs can be tampered with, will make a presentation before the Election Commission to prove their contention.

"On August 7, a combined delegation of BJP-Shiv Sena would be coming (to give presentation on how EVMs can be tampered)," Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi told PTI on the sidelines of a bookrelease function in New Delhi.

"On August 8, Omash Saigal would be coming and we are finalising appointments for others also," he added.

After former Delhi Chief Secretary Omash Saigal alleged that it was possible to tamper the EVMs, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha L K Advani had demanded that ballot papers should be reintroduced in the electoral process.

Commenting on the EC's notice to Mayawati Government on installation of party symbol 'elephant' statues, he said, "We received a representation from an individual, which has been forwarded to them (UP Government) for their comments."

The EC notice was issued after a petition was submitted on July 18 by one Ravi Kant regarding the misuse of public money by State Government for placing images of the election symbol of the BSP (elephant) in public places.

The petition had urged the EC to stop this violation of model code of conduct by the UP Government in view of the assembly by-election to Malihabad seat to be held later this month.

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