“All arrangements have been made in Gujarat by the chief electoral officer of the state in view of the counting,” A.K. Joti said.
Discrepancies between Election Commission and Electronics Corporation of India Limited data on number of ballot units and control units manufactured have also been revealed.
The two political parties which had earlier registered as ‘challengers’ refused to take part, saying they only wanted to understand the process.
Among the issues on the agenda for the May 12 meeting are proposals to make bribery a cognisable offence and to allow disqualification of candidates even before conviction in serious offences.
There are as many flaws with the technology as there are with the processes used to secure the EVMs, the laws that create the sanctions and, as always, with the people involved.
AAP MLA and computer engineer Saurabh Bhardwaj carried out the demonstration, insisting that the BJP has been gaining due to EVM rigging, EC dismisses show.
“From the first week of May, experts, scientists, technocrats can come for a week or ten days and try to hack the machines,” an official source said.
The commission shared the results of its investigation into claims that EVMs were giving out BJP slips regardless of which button was pressed during a demonstration in Bhind, MP