Vastavam web: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu continued to voice his suspicions about alleged manipulation of EVMS, even as he said Monday political parties are now busy protecting the machines as there were rumours that data stored was being changed using a frequency.
The TDP chief claimed manipulating an electronic voting machine was as easy as tapping a phone and reiterated his demand for 50 per cent voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) verification in the Lok Sabha polls.
His statement comes in the wake of exit polls forecasting another term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with some of them projecting that the BJP-led NDA will get more than 300 seats to comfortably cross the majority mark of 272 in the Lok Sabha.
At a press conference, Naidu, who is spearheading an effort to cobble up an anti-BJP front, said the opposition parties were working towards a viable alternative and continuing discussions.
Raising suspicions about the EVMS, the chief minister said “There are various rumours. Some in Delhi say they are placing new EVMs and new control units. When asked how, they say they are doing it.