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Opposition to approach SC on EVMs

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Opposition leaders on Sunday said they will approach the over what they said were malfunctioning and tampering of Machines (EVMs).

Addressing the media here, leaders from 21 political parties said the had "failed" the country and its people as it did not take these issues seriously.

Minister and Telugu Desam Party said the (VVPAT) was indispensable to bring confidence among people.

"The confidence of voters can only be achieved by the introduction of paper trail. VVPAT ensures the accuracy of voting system," he said.

Nearly 25 lakh votes were deleted in Telangana, which was later admitted to by the EC. "They admitted and said 'sorry'. Is it the price to pay?" Naidu asked.

said a demand will be made in the apex court for 50 per cent matching of EVMs with VVPATs.

"Names of lakhs of voters have been deleted online without physical verification. Parties have given long lists to the EC. It has become even more necessary to count at least 50 per cent of paper We will demand the same in the

"The Commission is not paying heed to our demand for transparency. Hence, we have no other option but to approach the "

In a dig at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Delhi Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief said: "Only one party is against the counting of VVPAT slips because the EVM malfunctioning is clearly helping them."

Kapil Sibal, leaders from the and Left parties were also present at the event.



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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 15:08 IST