SC seeks EC response on VVPAT slips counting issue

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on March 15, 2019 Published on March 15, 2019

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Election Commission’s response on a plea by opposition leaders, seeking the counting of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips of 50 per cent of EVMs in each constituency before the Lok Sabha results are declared.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna listed the plea of the opposition leaders for March 25 and asked the EC to depute an officer to assist the court.

The application has been moved by 21 opposition parties, including the Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party, the Samajwadi Party, the Rashtriya Lok Dal, and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.

Published on March 15, 2019
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