14 December 2017

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GSPC Rs. 20,000 Cr. Scam and EVM Malfunctioning what is connection

GSPC Rs. 20,000 Cr. Scam and EVM Malfunctioning what is connection

GSPC SCAM: CAG reported Rs 20000 crore loss to Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd (GSPC) during the time of Narendra Modi as the chief minister of Gujarat. Congress has alleged a scam as the party targeted Modi and the companies that were selected arbitrarily. The biggest beneficiary from the so-called Gujarat Gas Scam was one Barbados /Mauritius based company “Geo Global Resources”.

EVM can get hacked it is possible.

GSPC scam relates to a colossal loss of Rs. 20, 000 crores to the state-run Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited (GSPC) with Modi as CM, EVM malfunctioning is related to questions on the integrity of the Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs.

On the surface, these two are distinctly different issues, but as per a news report by Janata ka reporter, they may as well be connected. The news portal which has published the report takes a long, hard look at the ownership patterns of Geo Global Resources—the biggest beneficiary of the GSPC scam—and an EVM microchip manufacturing company in the US.

Janta Ka Reporter studied  the ownership patterns of both the Geo Global Resources and the EVM microchip manufacturing company in USA. Its report raises questions about whether the beneficiaries of the GSPC scam and those responsible for manufacturing the microchips for India’s EVMs are connected.

As per the CAG report, the exploration activities undertaken by the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation on KG Basin led to a government loss of over Rs 20,000 crore and did not result in any fruitful oil production. Geo-Global Resources (formerly a social media and publishing company known as Suite101.com) was a private company listed in Barbados and based in Ahmedabad when it was taken as the private exploratory partner without any transparent bidding. In return to its services, it was also offered 10% stake in GSPC.

Congress has alleged that Geo-Global Resources was a fraud company, which was instrumental in siphoning off millions of dollars of public money in the name of exploration activity and consultation.
Geo-Global Resources, without any previous credentials and proven track record, was co-opted while ONGC, despite being more qualified for the same role, was ignored.

Background of the firm –

Geo was named GSPC's technical partner, despite the firm not having any credentials in the field of oil exploration. In return for its services, the company was offered a 10% stake in GSPC

According to Janata Ka Reporter Geo Global Resources, India as a company. Geo Global Resources (India) was found to be listed in Barbados with its parent company Geo Global Resources Inc, headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Interestingly, Geo Global Resources Inc is a subsidiary of Key Capital Corp, a financial group in USA. The ownership pattern of Key Corp and Microchip Inc, USA that manufactures microchips for the EVMs used in India is strikingly similar.

As per the details available, one of the manufacturers of EVM Micro-Controller is The Microchip Inc, USA. It is headed by an NRI Billionaire Steve Sanghi, who hails from Haryana and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Communication from Punjab University. The President and Chief Operating Officer of the same company is another NRI, Ganesh Moorthy, who holds a B.Sc. degree in physics from the University of Bombay.

Microchip Inc supply the microchip used in Indian EVMs, but it also writes the software programme on the microchip before sealing it in a way that no one, not even the Election Commission or Bharat Electronics Limited and or Electronics Corporation of India Ltd can read the programme.

Geo Global Resources has Key Capital Group as its parent organization. The institutional ownership pattern of Key Capital Corp, when checked on the NASDAQ website, reveals that global financial giants that own Key Corp also own ‘The Microchip Inc’ which is headed by two NRIs. Therefore, questions may arise if the beneficiary of GSPC Scam indeed happens to be the owners of EVM chip manufacturing company. If true, this is a scary proposition considering widespread speculation that EVMs are somehow manipulating the results to benefit the BJP in recent elections since 2014.

The EVM machine has two units:
1-Control Unit - Control Unit is the computer which has its CPU built inside the Microchip Controller (MCU)

2-Ballot Unit -  Ballot Unit is the key board.

the MCU is the brain of the EVM. The software called the Machine Code, when written over the MCU decides all its functionalities. As a security measure for EVMs’ Source Code, this MCU after getting coded is fused or burnt so that the Machine Code can never be read back and duplicated or modified.

Election Commission (EC) developed its Software Programme with the help of few BEL and ECIL scientists

EC then outsourced the procurement of the MCU or microchip to foreign vendors namely Renesas Japan and Microchip Inc, USA since no company in India had the sophisticated technology to produce microchips or MCU.

However, for some reasons best known to the EC they also outsourced the task to write the source code on the microchip to these foreign vendors.

EC has always said that source code of an EVM is a top secret.
It is so secretive that not even the EC has a copy.

The EC in its FAQ, published by the government’s publicity department, PIB, says,” The Software Programme Code is written in-house, by these two companies (BEL and ECIL), not outsourced, and subjected to security procedures at factory level to maintain the highest levels of integrity. The programme is converted into machine code and only then given to the chip manufacturer abroad because we don’t have the capability of producing semi-conductor microchips within the country.”

It is here that the Election Commission gives a misleading declaration and false assurance. Because what the EC doesn’t say is that the programme code, which is written in binary language, can be read and tinkered by the microchip manufacturing companies. These manufacturing companies abroad can tinker with the programme to suit the interests of a certain political party.

These are some of the probabilities of how the programme codes can be tinkered with.

Transfer a percentage of votes from other candidates in favor of one political party 24 hours after the machine has been turned off

Transfer a percentage of votes from other candidates in favor of one political party once the machine has been turned on after votes having been cast

Since the microchip manufacturing companies in the US and Japan deliver microchips in a sealed condition, even the EC is not able to verify if its original programme code, prepared by its scientists at BEL and ECIL have been modified.

The EC has till date has ALSO not explained if it ever performed any background checks on Sanghi and Moorthy. The disturbing similarity in the ownership pattern between the beneficiaries of the Gujarat’s gas scam and the companies that produced microchips will now cast a shadow of doubt on the authenticity of India’s EVMs.

No one is guilty and criminal unless and until prounced by the court of law 

Source -

Gujarat’s Rs 20,000 crore gas scam and malfunctioning EVMs: Are they connected?

GPSC Scam & EVMs: What's the connection?

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