EVMs in India are ‘black boxes’, no one is allowed to examine them: Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in India is a “black box” which no one is allowed to examine. He said that “serious concerns” are being raised about the transparency of India’s electoral process.

Gandhi posted on the social media platform ‘X’ and said, “When there is no accountability in the institutions, democracy becomes a sham and the possibility of rigging increases.” Along with this post, Gandhi also shared a news which claimed that a relative of the Shiv Sena candidate who won by 48 votes from the North-West Lok Sabha seat of Mumbai has a phone with which it was possible to tamper with the EVM.

The former Congress president also shared Elon Musk’s post on ‘X’ in which Musk talked about removing EVMs.
Musk had said in his post, “We should eliminate EVMs. The risk of being hacked by humans or artificial intelligence (AI), although small, is still very high.” Opposition parties have been raising concerns over EVMs for some time and had filed a petition in the apex court appealing for 100 percent matching of ‘Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail’ (VVPAT) slips, but the court did not accept it.

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