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Opposition approaches SC seeking matching of half EVM results with VVPAT

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More than 21 Opposition parties have approached the seeking direction that 50 per cent EVM results are matched and crosschecked with voter-verifiable paper audit trails (VVPATs) before the declaration of results in the upcoming general

The case will be heard tomorrow by a bench headed by

The opposition parties had earlier raised the issue of faulty during state

The move is being coordinated by Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu and several other leaders have joined him in filing the petition.

The other petitioners in the case are Sharad Pawar, Akhilesh Yadav, Sharad Yadav, Arvind Kejriwal, Derek O'Brien, MK Stalin, Farooque Abdullah among others.

Earlier on February 1, Opposition parties had organised a 'Save the Nation, Save the Democracy' meeting and formulated strategy to approach the of India over the issue of alleged tampering of Machines (EVMs).

Later in the same month, the opposition parties led by had also visited the and requested the commission to make mandatory the count of half of the votes of all through paper trails.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 20:34 IST