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'VVPAT verification may delay LS results to May 24'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The results may be delayed a day due to increased number of VVPAT verifications, sources in the said on Tuesday.

"As per the previous plan, the results of the are scheduled to be declared on May 23. But the results may be delayed and the final results may be declared to May 24 due to increased number of VVPAT verifications," the said, requesting anonymity.

Explaining the reason behind the delay, the said that an increase in the number of (VVPAT) verification from one to five polling booths in each Assembly segment of a Parliamentary constituency, as directed by the apex court on April 8, could delay the counting by more than five-six hours and the final tally is likely to be clear on May 24.

In a setback to the Opposition, the on Tuesday declined to increase the count for verification of VVPAT slips with EVMs in the ongoing polls.

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First Published: Wed, May 08 2019. 16:32 IST
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