Supreme Court Rejects United Oppositions Review Plea Of 50% VVPAT Verification

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the review plea filed by 21 opposition parties asking for a increase in random in matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. The bench headed by the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said the Supreme Court was not inclined to interfere.

“We are not inclined to modify our order. How many days will we hear the same matter,” Supreme Court bench said while dismissing review plea.

The opposition lawyer and senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi told the court that the random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs should be increased to 25 percent at least. He claimed this would help build satisfaction and confidence among people.

The Supreme Court on the 8th of April directed the Election Commission to increase random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs in five polling booths per assembly segment from one booth. The bench that time specifically mentioned that the move would increase the satisfaction of the electorate, without questioning the accuracy of the election results.

 Source : Various 

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