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Matching VVPAT slips with EVMs: SC rejects review plea of 21 Oppn parties

The plea was filed by opposition leaders led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The on Tuesday dismissed the plea filed by 21 Opposition parties seeking a review of its April 8 order directing the to increase random matching of slips with EVMs to five polling booths per assembly segment.

"We are not inclined to modify our order," a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said.

The plea was filed by opposition parties led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister

Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for petitioners, told the bench that the apex court had increased the random matching of slips with EVMs to five polling booths per assembly segment and they are now seeking that it should be increased to 25 per cent at least.

"It will be for the satisfaction of confidence building measures," Singhvi tod the bench also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna.

Singhvi said the present increase of random matching of slips with EVMs to five polling booths per assembly segment amounted to a meagre two per cent and petitioners are seeking that it be raised to 25 per cent at least.

First Published: Tue, May 07 2019. 11:30 IST
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