Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Thursday, 6 April 2017

EVM : as susceptible as MoM ?

For the past few weeks ( ever since badly losing out on UP elections ) , both Mayawati and Arvind Kejriwal are , repeatedly making allegations that the EVMs used for voting were “ hacked / tempered / manipulated “ in such a way that no matter which button got pressed , that vote went to the BJP candidate

Chief Election Commissioner , Shri Zaidi has dismissed this allegation as baseless

Neither BSP nor AAP has been able to provide any “ technically convincing “ proof to support their allegation

And , neither of them are answering this question :

·         If any particular EVM was found to be “ tempered “ during pre-poll inspection / testing by your candidate in the presence of concerned Election Officers , then why did he sign / certify it as OK ?

I suppose not to expose the “ ignorance “ of the BSP / AAP and embarrass them, the Election Commission is not telling them :

“ The EVMs are manufactured by Government Companies such as ECIL / BEL , who also built and supplied the Electronic Controls for our MoM ( Mars Orbital Mission ) – a mission which has the distinction of achieving SUCCESS at the very first attempt , a feat not achieved even by USA / RUSSIA / CHINA

Millions of miles away from the Earth , these Electronic Controls and the embedded software , has performed flawlessly in the harshest conditions of space

Using the electronics supplied by these very same companies ( and by the private sector supplier CENTUM ELECTRONICS ) , ISRO are planning even far more complex missions of sending Indian Astronauts to distant planets !

Would you want to tell ISRO not to rely upon ECIL / BEL ?

Or tell our Military not to rely on companies like L&T / Walchandnagar Industries / Reliance Defence /  Mahindra & Mahindra , for purchase of defence equipment , which will decide whether our Jawan using those equipment will succeed in killing the enemy or get killed himself ?

Behenji / Arvindji :

Managements of ECIL / BEL / CENTUM ( and of all the suppliers of electronics ) , would be too happy to take you around their RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT laboratories and answer all of your doubts

Or would you rather pass a “ Vote of No Confidence “ ( so much easier outside of Lok Sabha ! ), in Indian Manufacturers and want Election Commission to import these EVMs from Japan ?

Or get help from a certain “ political friend “ to export these EVMs to China where , in any case , every vote has got to be registered for the Communist Party ?

07  April  2017