Arvind Kejriwal's AAP moves Delhi High Court to use paper trail-linked EVMs in MCD election

The Aam Aadmi Party has moved the Delhi High Court seeking direction to state election commission to conduct MCD election on EVMs linked to paper trail machines.

The Aam Aadmi Party has moved the Delhi High Court for using EVMs attached to VVPAT machines for the MCD election.

Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP wants the state election commission to be directed to conduct the municipal corporation polls, which are due on April 23, on VVPAT-linked EVMs.

VVPATs or voter-verified paper audit trail show voters a slip with the symbol of the party they voted for. After a short span, the slip falls into a sealed box.


Barely a week ago, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had written to Delhi State Election Commissioner S K Srivastava over alleged procurement of obsolete and discarded Generation 1 EVMs from Rajasthan for MCD election.

In the letter, Arvind Kejriwal had asked the state election commission as to why Generation 1 electronic voting machines (EVMs) were procured when they were not compatible with VVPATs.

Ahead of the MCD election, Arvind Kejriwal has repeatedly attacked the Election Commission over EVM tampering. He called the Election Commission "Dhritarashtra" who wanted to see his son "Duryodhana" grab power at any cost. The Delhi BJP lodged a police complaint against Arvind Kejriwal for the remark.

After the Election Commission threw an open challenge to hack its EVMs, Arvind Kejriwal in an interview to India Today claimed that there were 10 ways to hack the electronic voting machines.

The Election Commission had earlier turned down a request from Aam Aadmi Party to delay the MCD election till arrangements were made to procure VVPAT machines.

(Inputs from Ashutosh)


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