New Delhi: As the Janata Dal (U), Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) leaders and the entire country watched on television, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj during the day-long special session of Delhi Assembly called on Tuesday demonstrated live "how Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs can be rigged."
During his more than 40-minute live presentation, Saurabha Bhardwaj, an engineer with international expereince, entered votes in the EVM and then demonstrated how votes cast for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) went to the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
Before that the AAP legislator also showed how the EVM initially gives proper and correct result. But, after it is rigged using secret codes, votes polled by the AAP went to the BJP.
“Before voting day candidates are fooled into believing that the machines are fine. This is done during the mock test,” Bhardwaj said.
The AAP test was conducted on a machine "similar" to an EVM and not an original EVM, he clarified.
"There are secret codes that can be used to decide on the day of voting which candidate can win," alleged Bhardwaj who introduced himself as a former computer science engineer.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was in the House sitting alongside his deputy Manish Sisodia.
Meanwhile, Election Commission of India (ECI) sources said that the AAP had demonstrated the alleged rigging on a prototype EVM and challenged AAP to prove it during an official EC hackathon challenge.