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SC seeks EC's response over opposition plea on EVMs

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday sought the Election Commission's (EC) response on a plea by the 21 opposition parties seeking the audit of at least 50 per cent of EVMs with corresponding Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs).

Issuing the notice to the EC, the bench of Ranjan Gogoi, Justice and Justice directed the the election panel to depute an to assist the court on the next hearing of the matter on March 25.

The plea was filed by the been filed by (TDP), (NCP), (NC), (LJD), (AAP), Akhilesh Yadav (SP), (TMC) and M.(DMK).

In the plea, they requested the court that 50 per cent of results of machines (EVMs) must be matched and cross-checked with VVPATs before the declaration of results in the general

Earlier in February, the opposition parties approached the to audit at least 50 per cent of EVMs with corresponding VVPATs in all constituencies during the Lok Sabha polls.

The parties have said there are "serious doubts about the credibility of EVMs and the purity of the entire electoral process" and asked the to mandate physical countercheck of paper trail and match it with the electronic vote in at least 50 per cent of all EVMs, if not all.



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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 11:50 IST