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Opposition to appeal SC to verify 50% VVPATs with EVMs in every assembly

Abhishek Singhvi said opposition parties will approach Supreme Court seeking a direction to the EC for counting of at least 50 per cent of the VVPAT slips with the EVMs in every assembly segment

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Opposition parties Sunday held a meeting to discuss the issue of EVM malfunctioning and said they will approach the again to demand that at least 50 per cent of paper trails be verified with

Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu, who Saturday met to raise the issue of EVM malfunctioning, said 21 political parties have demanded verification of VVPAT paper trails of 50 per cent of the

said opposition parties will approach the seeking a direction to the EC for counting of at least 50 per cent of the VVPAT slips with the in every assembly segment.

He said the opposition parties will carry out a nationwide campaign on the issue of discrepancies in EVMs.

"We do not think the EC is doing enough to address issue of EVM malfunctioning," Singhvi alleged.

The Monday directed the EC to increase random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs to five polling booths per assembly segment, from one at present, in the Lok Sabha polls, saying it will provide greater satisfaction not just to political parties but the entire electorate.

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