SC to hear Congress leader’s plea on VVPATs next weekMadhya Pradesh Elections 2018 Updated: Aug 10, 2018 22:51 IST
The case was mentioned before a three-judge bench led Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra(HT Photo)
Amid a debate over alleged vulnerability of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to tampering, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath approached the Supreme court on Friday, demanding random verification of Voter verifiable Paper Trail (VVPAT) with EVM votes in the upcoming assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh.
In a petition filed in the top court, Nath has pleaded that the Election commission of India (ECI) be directed to randomly verify VVPAT slips with EVM votes at 10% of polling stations in every constituency. He has also asked that the ECI should provide the voter list in text format.
The case was mentioned before a three-judge bench led Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, who posted the matter for hearing in the coming week.
A VVPAT machine is linked to EVMs and dispenses a paper proof of the votes casted. Last year, the Congress had approached the SC seeking verification of the vote paper trail in Gujarat elections.
First Published: Aug 10, 2018 22:51 IST