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'AAP's plea in HC to use VVPAT machines, acceptance of defeat'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has "accepted defeat" in the upcoming MCD polls by moving a in the High seeking a direction to the Commission to use VVPAT machines attached to EVMs, said here today.

President Manoj Tiwari said that the has admitted its "defeat" in the municipal elections by filling a in the for "deferment" of polls.

"Seeking vote by paper ballot is just an alibi and the actual purpose is to get the polls deferred," he said.

The filed today by Mohammad Tahir Hussain, who is the candidate in MCD elections, sought an urgent hearing from a bench of the High in view of the recent alleged incidents of EVM manipulation in various states.

Recently, Chief Minister Kejriwal had also demanded withdrawal of allegedly tampered EVMs brought from for MCD polls and said only VVPAT equipped voting machines should be used.

Voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) is a method of providing feedback to voters using a ballot less voting system.

The elections for 272 wards of the three municipal corporations are due on April 23.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 14:28 IST