The session of Delhi’s legislative assembly has started from today. As everyone was waiting to know the side of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on the bribe controversy, but on the shocking contrary, Kejriwal’s AAP legislature Saurabh Bhardwaj started giving a demo on “how Electronic Voting Machines could tamper”. Aam Aadmi Party legislature and former minister Saurabh Bhardwaj started showing in the today’s assembly that how the various parts of an EVM work and how it could be rigged.
Bhardwaj also clarified that they have conducted the test on a similar machine to an EVM and not to any original EVM. The Aam Aadmi Party legislature Saurabh Bhardwaj introduced himself as a former computer science engineer. “There are secret codes that can be used to decide on the day of voting, which candidate can win,” he alleged. Bhardwaj claimed that he has worked in several countries in India as well as in Abroad before joining the politics. He also claimed that it hardly takes 90 seconds in rigging a machine.
Bhardwaj said, “Only the motherboard needs to be changed and that can be done in 90 seconds.” He said that his focus was to show everyone through demonstration that “any machine can be rigged or hacked,” and asked for reverting to ballot paper, which was also a key demand of AAP for the recent elections. “Give us access to the EVMs that will be used in the Gujarat elections (later this year) for only three hours…I challenge the BJP will never be able to win there, then,” Bhardwaj said and made some good laughs in the assembly dominated by the Aam Aadmi Party.
Just after assembly proceedings took place today, the legislature of the BJP Vijender Gupta was thrown out of the assembly for creating a disturbance in the house by the speaker. BJP’s Vijender Gupta was evicted when the speaker called the marshals to force to leave him. The Aam Aadmi Party’s Alka Lamba also brought up the issue of EVMs in the house and said that her even after several attempts by her party to not give access to the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) to the Election Commission as it can be tempered, requests were rejected by the authority.
The Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP alleges that the voting machines have been manipulated to help BJP in the elections like Uttar Pradesh assembly polls and Delhi civic elections. The AAP invited leaders of some other parties like the Left, Trinamool Congress and Janata Dal to show their demonstration on the “Live tampering of Electronic Voting Machines” as they were seated in the visitors’ gallery.
The Delhi Chief Minister was present in the assembly, sitting with the Deputy CM Manish Sisodia. It was shocking to see that the sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra also attended the assembly, who put Kejriwal and his party into the latest crisis through his allegations of corruption in the party. Sacked minister Mishra alleged that he saw Kejriwal taking a bribe of Rs 2 crore from Minister Satyendar Jain at his home last Friday. On this morning, Mishra has complained to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and also sought the blessings of “Kejriwal”, who was like a Guru for him. Mishra also claimed that Kejriwal will try to prove that he’s innocent through creating some lies in the Delhi assembly.
On this whole Mishra’s allegation, Kejriwal has been silent except he tweeted yesterday, “Truth will prevail”. The opposition parties BJP and Congress held protests in the Capital and demanded the resignation from the CM. However, the AAP leaders are saying that his allegations are baseless and Mishra is doing all this because he was sacked as a minister for not performing well.