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Plea in HC to use VVPAT equipped EVMs for MCD polls

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A plea was today moved in the High by the seeking a direction to the Commission to use VVPAT machines attached to EVMs in the upcoming MCD polls in the national capital.

The for urgent hearing was mentioned before a bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra who agreed to hear it today itself.

The filed by Mohd. Tahir Hussain, who is contesting as a councillor in the MCD election, and the was mentioned by senior advocate Indira Jaising, who urged the to list the matter for today in view of the recent alleged incidents of EVM manipulation in various states.

The petitioner sought to know why the state commission asked for generation one EVMs, which are least secure with minimum security to conduct MCD

They have strongly opposed the use of machines sourced from for the MCD election.

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 ballotless voting system.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 12:28 IST