Tahlka News Bureau
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party have anoounced its EVM hackathon on the same day as the Election Commission has - this Saturday. Although the EC has invited all the political parties and experts from to tamper with its voting machine.
The AAP said it will organise its hackathon on the line of the demonitisation its had held in the Delhi Assembly last month. The party has invited people, parties and experts of the Election Commission to the event.
Explaining the purpose of the hackathon, senior AAP MLA Saurabh Bahrdwaj said, "The Election Commission never accepted our demands for a hackathon. What it is holding is only a challenge. So the AAP's tech group decided to hold our own challenge on JUne 3."
Bhardawaj has also dared the Election Commission to join its hackathon, "We challenge the Election Commission to break into the machine at our hackathon," he said.
The Election Commission is set to hold its EVM challenge after several opposition parties, including the AAP and Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party , flagged concerns over the voting machines right after the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections and Delhi civic polls.
The AAP, which accused the Election Commission of "running away from a no-holds barred hackathon," has said it will participate in the Election Commission's challenge to prove that their Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) can be tampered with.