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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to give immediate relief to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in its plea seeking direction to use Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) installed Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls.
Earlier today, a plea was filed by AAP regarding the same.
Recently, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been vouching for conducting upcoming municipal polls through ballot paper citing EVM rigging, has demanded that the civic elections in the national capital be postponed by a month.
Kejriwal urged that till arrangements are made to use VVPAT-equipped EVMs, polls must be deferred.
However, the SEC rejected the proposal, saying there was no provision to postpone the elections. Kejriwal insisted, under the DMC (Delhi Municipal Corporation) Act, the Centre has the power to extend the tenure of the civic bodies by one year.
VVPAT is a machine which dispenses a slip with the symbol of the party for which a person has voted for. The slip drops in a box but the voter cannot take it home.
The MCD elections are scheduled to be held on 23rd of this month.
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