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EC to announce EVM challenge date today

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission will announce the schedule, venue and modalities of its EVM challenge on Saturday afternoon.

During the challenge, political parties and technical experts will get an opportunity to prove that EVMs can be manipulated, even as the EC maintains that they are tamper-proof.

 Before the press conference, to be addressed by chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi, the EC also plans a demonstration of EVMs and VVPATs by engineers from Bharat Electronics Limited and Electronics Corporation of India Ltd, the two PSU suppliers of the machines, for “awareness of media regarding their functionality,” an EC spokesperson said on Friday.

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