Congress Nominee of Surat fears of Hacking EVM through Wi-Fi
The Wi-Fi connection of the Gandhi Engineering Collage's campus, which is situated in Surat in Athwa Lines, was terminated, after the candidate of the Congress Party who was standing from Kamrej Constituency, Ashok Jirawala complained about wrong manipulation of the voting machine. He complained about conceivable hacking and damaging of the electronic voting machines, utilized in recent Gujarat Assembly vote, placed in its premises.
Mr. Ashok Jirawala written in a letter to the Election Commission stating that he has apprehended that the EVMs which were kept in a strong room of the collage might have been tampered utilizing Wi-Fi. The signal of Wi-Fi was detectable near that strong room where the electronic voting machines were kept.
The apprehension regarding the hacking totally misplaced yet the collage was requested to terminate the Wi-Fi just for one day that is on December 16, as Patel disclosed to TOI. This has been done just to clear the doubts of hacking that have been raised by the candidate, as said by Patel on a post on ibtimes.co.in dated 18/12/2017.
Addressing it BJP's conspiracy, Jirawala stated that, they had protestedabout EVMs failed to work properly on the voting day, but rather no move was made. Around 13 EVMs as well as VVPATs were not working appropriately in Surat on the voting day.They complained along with the voters to the concerned authorities, yet they didn't do anything purposely as they have a connection with BJP. The voting was halted for a couple of hours and numerous voters failed to give votes. That was BJP's conspiracy to hack the EVMs via Wi-Fi, he said.
The Wi-Fi was terminated after Patel requested that officials to make an essential move against this incident. Hacking or tampering of EVM cannot happen yet the connection was suspended, he clarified. On Twitter, Hardik Patel said, when a God made human body can be tampered, why can't an EVM, which is a man-made device? Mr. Patel asserted yesterday in a tweet that, 150 programming engineers of an organization of Ahmedabad were hired to hack 5000 Electronic voting machines involved in the election.
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