We are months away to the 2019 General elections, today a cyber hacker Syed Shuja who seeked political asylum in the United States demonstrated how that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were hacked.
Congress leader Kapil Sibal was also present at the live EVM hacking press conference which was conducted in London, United Kingdom. The US citizen, Syed Shuja claimed that the entire 2014 General Elections was rigged.
The hacker was closely involved with manufacturing and designing of the EVMs.
Shuja says that in April 2014 his team realised signals were being emitted from EVMs during the Lok Sabha elections. BJP modulator transmitted military-grade frequency to hack the machines. Reliance Communications helped the BJP to get low frequency signals to hack EVMs.
In Delhi state elections in 2015, he said they managed to intercept the transmission.
Syed Shuja said that other than the BJP, the SP, BSP and the AAP too approached him to know if EVMs could be hacked.
He also said that senior BJP minister Gopinath Munde was murdered because he was aware of EVMs being rigged. He says that Munde was going to expose the government on the issue but was murdered by his own party.
An NIA officer Tanzil Ahmed was investigating a case and stumbled upon the EVM hacking, and was goin gto lodge an FIR but was killed.
He claims that his team tried to confront the BJP government, but when he did, he was shot and his colleague was killed in a botched up communal violence incident in Hyderabad.
He also claimed that journalist Gauri Lankesh agreed to run the story, but was again killed.
The Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee tweeted that she had held discussions with other members who attended her rally and decided to take the matter with the Election Commission of India.
Over the past few months several political parties have raised questions over EVMs. Stray tamper incidents had grabbed a national headlines sometime back.
The Election Commission of India always has strongly rejected any hacking allegations and has always said that the EVMs are tamper proof.