"...there are also substantial number of well informed scientists and technologists who believe that even those machines which are stand alone, not networked and hardwired, as an Indian EVM is, can be tampered with. These are well-intentioned people, they want to save and strengthen democracy. They cannot be treated as criminals or enemies. If this attitude is not changed we will progressively weaken the Indian democracy, and people will lose trust in their vote. A change of attitude is required...."
Its not about AAP, BSP, Congress or any other party asking questions to Election Commission on the tamepring of EVMs.
It is first and foremost to us, the citizens of this country, to whom the Election Commission needs to prove beyond all doubts that the EVMs can not be tampered illegally by vested political and corporate interests.
And, if the Election Commission of India can not convince us citizens then we have every right to expect the voting in all elections in the country to take place only through physical ballots.
The Election Commission of India needs to get this clear -- THE CITIZENS HAVE AN ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO KNOW WHETHER THEIR VOTE IS GOING TO THE PERSON WHOM THEY VOTED FOR