EVM Can Be Hacked in India? US Cyber Expert to Display Live Hacking of Electronic Voting Machine in London Today Ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019
Voting through EVM | Representational image (Photo Credit: PTI)

Mumbai, January 21: An event will be held in London on Monday to display how Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) that are used in elections in India can be hacked. The event will begin at 5:30 pm IST in which a cyber expert from the United States will display live hacking of EVMs. The event comes close on the heels of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 to be held in the country in April. 4-member Opposition Committee on EVMs.

The US-based cyber expert who will be displaying the live hacking of EVMs has also designed EVMs used in India. Reports say that he will also tell when and where EVMs in India have been tampered with. The event has been organised by Europe's Indian Journalists Association (IJA).

Back in India, there have been allegations of EVM tampering against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by the Opposition. There have also been demands to bring back ballot paper voting to ensure fair elections.

On Saturday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said that a four-member committee has been formed to take a call on the stand the opposition parties would have about the electronic voting machines (EVMs) in view of the coming Lok Sabha elections. "We have decided to form a committee. Its members are Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, SP president Akhilesh Yadav, BSP leader Satish Mishra, and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi," she said.

The Congress on Sunday said that because Lok Sabha elections are on the horizon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started panicking and therefore is criticising the formation of the four-member committee for EVMs.