Supreme Court rejects plea seeking 100 matching of VVPAT slips
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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a plea in search of 100 per cent matching of the voter verifiable paper audit path (VVPAT) slips with the digital voting machines (EVMs) vote depend within the elections, saying it won’t intervene in the course of ballot course of.
“We are not going to interfere in the middle of election process,” a bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian stated.
The Assembly election course of is on in 5 states together with West Bengal and the counting of votes for all of the seats be held on May 2.
The bench requested the counsel, showing for petitioner Gopal Seth, as to whether or not they had made any illustration to the Election Commission (EC) on this.
“Yes. They (EC) had appreciated our representation,” the counsel stated, including that free and honest election is a proper of the individuals.
He stated the petitioner had earlier approached the Calcutta High Court on this problem.
The counsel argued the excessive courtroom had stated that the apex courtroom had earlier handed order on this.
“The special leave petition is dismissed. As a sequel to the above, pending interlocutory applications, if any, stand disposed of,” the bench stated in its order.
In April 2019, the apex courtroom had directed the EC to extend random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs to 5 polling cubicles per meeting section within the Lok Sabha polls and stated it might present higher satisfaction not simply to political events however the complete voters.
Prior to that, the EC adopted a system of random counting of VVPAT slips in a single polling sales space per meeting section of a Parliamentary or Assembly constituency.
The prime courtroom had noticed in 2019 that it was not doubting the equity and integrity of the prevailing electoral course of saying, “we are certain that the system ensures accurate electoral results”.

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