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EVM Challenge: NCP, CPIM only parties to submit application to Election Commission; AAP, Congress raise issues

Far Cry From The Massive Opposition Charge Against The Election Commission On The Issue Of Hacking Of EVMs In Recent Assembly Elections, Only NCP Has Submitted Application To Participate In EVM Challenge Thrown Open By The Election Body. The Deadline To Submit The Application For The 'EVM Challenge', Announced On May 21, Was 5PM On Friday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 26 May 2017, 09:40:33 PM
EVM Challenge: NCP only party to submit application to Election Commission; AAP, Congress raise issues

New Delhi:

Far cry from the massive Opposition charge against the Election Commission on the issue of hacking of EVMs in recent assembly elections, only NCP has submitted application to participate in EVM Challenge thrown open by the election body. The deadline to submit the application for the 'EVM Challenge', announced on May 21, was 5PM on Friday. 

"Eight political parties sent a response to EC till 5 pm today, NCP expressed their interest in participating in EVM Challenge," EC spokesperson said on Friday. 

AAP and Congress raised some issue but as per existing framework of the challenge but did not express their interest in participating, the official said. 

"NCP has nominated its three representatives for participating in EVM challenge. EC will bring  EVMs from Punjab, UP, Uttarakhand for the challenge," the spokesperson added.

UPDATES: 

#On rechecking of all papers & annexure submitted by CPI(M), found that they expressed their interest in participating in EVM challenge: EC

#Received RJD's email at 5:39 pm (applications were to be received by 5 pm). Accordingly, their application is not entertainable: EC

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EVM Hackathon: Election Commission rejects Aam Aadmi Party’s demand to change motherboard

AAP wants 'open' EVM hackathon, asks Election Commission to reconsider terms

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First Published : 26 May 2017, 07:22:00 PM

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