EVM: Former Union Minister Chandrasekhar angry at Elon Musk's advice, said - his opinion does not apply to India

EVM: Former Union has reacted strongly to X CEO Elon Musk's advocacy of removing EVMs. Rajiv Chandrasekhar said that his opinion is for those countries where voting machines are made through internet connectivity. His opinion does not apply to India.

Jun 16, 2024 - 14:30
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EVM: Former Union Minister Chandrasekhar angry at Elon Musk's advice, said - his opinion does not apply to India

Electronic Voting Machine i.e. EVM, on which questions have been raised many times by opposition parties in our country. But a new controversy has been given birth to by Elon Musk, CEO of the giant company Tesla and social media site X (earlier Twitter). In fact, in a post on X, Elon Musk wrote that we should remove the electronic voting machine from the electoral process. Because the possibility of it being hacked by humans and AI is very low, but still very high.

In fact, Elon Musk created this new controversy by reacting to the concern of American leader Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the use of EVMs in the recent elections in Puerto Rico. On the other hand, on Elon Musk's claim, India's former Union Minister Rajiv Chandrasekhar said that the EVMs made in India are designed in a special way. Which cannot be connected in any way, neither Bluetooth, WiFi, nor the Internet.

Along with this, Rajiv Chandrashekhar has also offered to give a tutorial on how to properly design and make secure electronic voting machines. In this debate, the former Union Minister, while answering Elon Musk, said that electronic voting machines can be properly designed and made as India has done. We would be very happy to give a tutorial on this.

US presidential election candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. cited an Associated Press on the rigging of hundreds of voting processes and emphasized the importance of paper ballots to identify and correct such cases. Robert Kennedy said that luckily it was a paper ballot, so it was identified and the vote count was corrected. He further expressed concern about what would happen in those areas and areas where there are no paper ballots? The American people need to know that every single vote is counted and that the election process cannot be hacked. We need to bring back paper ballots to eliminate this and fix the electronic loopholes. My administration will require paper ballots and we will guarantee honest and fair elections.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer