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SC seeks EC’s response on Opposition leaders’ plea for tallying of 50 per cent of EVMs with VVPAT

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna listed the plea of the opposition leaders for March 25 and asked the EC to depute an officer to assist the court.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2019 10:17 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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Supreme Court pronounced its verdict on the constitutional validity of the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act. (HT Photo)

The Supreme Court Friday sought the Election Commission’s response on a plea by Opposition leaders seeking counting of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips of 50 per cent of EVMs in each constituency before the Lok Sabha results are declared.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna listed the plea of the opposition leaders for March 25 and asked the EC to depute an officer to assist the court.

The plea was filed by several opposition leaders, including Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and others.

First Published: Mar 15, 2019 12:49 IST