Delhi CM and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal said that he is an engineer from IIT and can tell 10 ways of tampering with EVMs. “The companies, where chips of EVMs are manufactured, can use virus or bugs. The EC has no capability to read what the chips contain,” he said in a TV interview.
NEW DELHI: Delhi CM and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that he is an engineer from IIT and can tell 10 ways of tampering with EVMs. "The companies, where chips of EVMs are manufactured, can use virus or bugs or something like that. The EC has no capability to read what the chips contain," he said in an interview to a private TV channel.
He blamed EVM tampering for AAP's loss in Punjab and Goa. "Even if AAP wins municipal elections we will continue to demand probe into EVM tampering because it threatens the base of democracy. "Tampered EVMs is a threat to me as well as to you (ruling party)," he said. He said AAP will be ready for re-election using ballot papers even after it wins municipal elections. He said that his opposition to EVMs is based on evidence. "We did not say anything about EVMs when BJP won in Haryana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra," he said.
On allegations of corruption on AAP minister Satendra Jain he said, "He has attacked mafias and they will not leave us. Before coming into politics he was a popular architect and earned crores of rupees. He bought some plots in 2007-08. Now they are saying that there were irregularities in the purchase," he said.
Kejriwal said that whenever allegations are levelled against his minister he reads all the documents related to the allegations. He claimed that in allegations against Jain there were not even slightest of truth. "I forced my ministers to resign when I found even little evidence against them. I will not leave even my son if he does something wrong," he said.
Defending his deputy Manish Sisodia Kejriwal said: "In one case FIR was lodged against Sisodia on the basis of allegations that he did not use the route of tender while awarding contracts to Facebook and Twitter for a programme. Facebook and Twitter are the only companies of their kinds. How can one use tender for it?" he asked.
"They got CBI raids conducted in my office but found nothing. They want to break us. They arm-twist opposition parties whose files (reports of backgrounds) they have. But they are unable to arm-twist us, they are not able to break us," he said.
In a serious allegation against Delhi lieutenant governor Kejriwal said that Raj Niwas has become the base to topple Delhi government or the base of conspiracy against Delhi government. In an interview to a private TV channel Kejriwal alleged that documents were being leaked from LG office to defame his government and suspected that the documents of foods costing Rs 16,000 per plate being used in AAP government function was leaked from LG office.