New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday rejected all allegations made by US-based self-claimed cyber expert Syed Shuja that the 2014 general elections were rigged. Shuja claimed that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were tampered with.

The EC also threatened to take legal action against Shuja.

In an official statement, the EC said, “It has come to the notice of Election Commission that an event claiming to demonstrate EVMs used by EC can be tampered with, has been organised in London. Whereas, ECI has been wary of becoming a party to this motivated slugfest, ECI firmly stands by the empirical facts about foolproof nature of ECI EVMs deployed in elections in India.”

The EC further said that these EVMs are manufactured in Bharat Electronics Ltd and Electronics Corporation of India Ltd under very strict supervisory and security conditions. There are rigorous standard operating procedures observed under the supervision of a committee of technical experts constituted in 2010.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley rubbished all claims of the EVM hacking and attacked the Congress for demanding a probe into the issue.

Jaitley posted a series of tweets where he Congress thinks that the people of the nation are ‘gullible’ and would believe the Congress’s ‘lies’.

"After Rafale, the non-existent loan waiver to 15 industrialists - the next big lie - EVM (electronic voting machine) hacking.

"Was the Election Commission & millions of staffers involved in manufacturing, programming of EVMs & conduct of elections during the UPA Government in collusion with the BJP - absolutely rubbish.

"Does the Congress feel that the people are so gullible that they will swallow any garbage? Insanity in the Congress party is increasingly becoming contagious," he said.