If petrol can be stolen with chips, EVMs can be tampered too: Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav
Photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today raised questions on the credibility of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and said that if a chip-like device can be used in stealing petrol then why can’t there be EVMs tampered.

Samajwadi Party President went on to “When petrol can be stolen with the help of a remote through a chip without any internet connection then EVMs too. Need to stop the wrong use of technology,” the tweeted.

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Yadav’s remarks came two days after the Special Task Force (STF) in Lucknow raided several petrol pumps and found them using a chip board like device inside the dispensing machines for petrol theft.

The chorus against EVMs has gained momentum after the recently held assembly elections in five states, with Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) spearheading a campaign on the issue.

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