Matching VVPAT slips with EVMs: SC rejects the opposition's plea
NEW DELHI: Tuesday Rejected The Plea Of 21 Opposition Leaders Requesting A Review Of The April 8 Order By Sending The Election Commission To Increase Random Matching Of Up To Five Polling Booths Per Assembly Segment
We Are Not Inclined To Change Our Order, A Bank Led By Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi Said.
The Plea Was Filed By Opposition Leaders Led By Andhra Pradesh, Premier Chandrababu Naidu.
Senior Advocate AM Singhvi, Who Appeared Before Petitioners, Told The Court That The Apex Field Had Increased The Number Of EVMs To Five Voting Booths Per Assembly Segment And They Are Now Aiming For An Increase Of At Least 25 Percent.
It Will Be For The Satisfaction Of Confidential Measures, Singhvi To The Bench Also Consisting Of Justices Deepak Gupta And Sanjiv Khanna.
Singhvi Said The Current Increase Of Random Matching Of VVPAT Slips With EVMs To Five Polling Cabins Per Assembly Segment Only A Mild Two Percent And Submitters Aim For An Increase Of At Least 25 Percent.
On April 8, The Apex Court Ordered The Election Committee To Increase The Random Matching Of VVPAT Slips With EVMs In Five Voting Booths Per Assembly Segment From One Stand.