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SC seeks EC reply on increasing VVPAT sample survey per assembly segment

PTI
Published : Mar 25, 2019, 1:29 pm IST
Updated : Mar 25, 2019, 1:29 pm IST

SC directed EC to file reply by March 28 if it can increase the number of VVPAT sample survey in each assembly segment for 2019 elections.

The bench indicated that it wanted the number of VVPAT to be increased, saying it was not the question of 'casting aspersions' rather it was a matter of 'satisfaction'.
 The bench indicated that it wanted the number of VVPAT to be increased, saying it was not the question of 'casting aspersions' rather it was a matter of 'satisfaction'.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Election Commission (EC) to reply by March 28 if it can increase the number of VVPAT sample survey from one in each assembly segment at present for the upcoming general and assembly elections.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta sought the response of the poll panel by 4 pm on March 28 and directed it to appraise whether the number of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) can be increased for the satisfaction of the electorate.

The bench indicated that it wanted the number of VVPAT to be increased, saying it was not the question of 'casting aspersions" rather it was a matter of "satisfaction".

The bench has now posted for April 1, the plea of 21 opposition leaders, led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, seeking that VVPAT slips of at least 50 per cent voting machines in each assembly seat be checked randomly in the Lok Sabha elections.

Tags: lok sabha elections, supreme court, vvpat, election commission
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