Is the Election Commission Doing Enough to Allay Fears of EVM Tampering?

If elections can be rigged by hacking the electronic voting machines (EVM) or not continues to be a mystery. In light of events highlighting multiple alleged security violations in the strong rooms, the suspicion that EVMs could be tampered has found resonance among opposition parties.

The long gap between the voting and counting in states like Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh hasn’t helped the volatile situation on the ground. Most party workers, across states, have stayed put outside the strong rooms, vigilantly watching and reporting any kind of suspicious activity.

The anxiety on ground was also backed by the Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who is hoping his party will wrest a few states from the BJP in the ongoing assembly polls.

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