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EVM Hacking Row: Giriraj Singh Terms Syed Shuja Claims As A Conspiracy Supervised By Congress

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| January 23 , 2019 , 16:51 IST

Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Tuesday alleged that 'cybersecurity researcher' Syed Shuja may have links with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)  or terrorist organisation ISIS.

The BJP leader said Shuja’s claim and the Congress’s “EVM drama” reminds him of a statement of Sitaram Kesri, the late Congress chief, that “one family will destroy India”. Can Shuja, who claims to be a cyber expert, be affiliated to ISI, a Pakistani spy agency, or ISIS with an aim to weaken democracy in India, he asked.

Giriraj further said “Hacker Shuja addresses a press conference in England via video conferencing from America. In the press conference, big leaders of Congress were also present.”

A day after the self-proclaimed cyber expert alleged that the BJP had won 2014 general election by rigging Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the ruling party described the event a “Congress-sponsored conspiracy” designed to “defame” Indian democracy and its Election Commission.

ALSO READ: ‘Congress Organized EVM Hackathon In London’, Says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Earlier, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also lashed out at Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi over claims of allegations by a US-based hacker Syed Suja who alleged that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in India could be hacked and had been tampered in 2014 polls.

He alleged that the EVM hackathon in London was organized by the Congress where a cyber expert had claimed that the 2014 elections were rigged.

He also questioned the presence of Congress leader Kapil Sibal at the hackathon event.

Prasad said, “What was Kapil Sibal doing there. The BJP would like to ask that question. In what capacity was Kapil Sibal there? Sibal was there to monitor the event for the Congress. He keeps doing such things.”