VVPAT verification: Supreme Court refuses to entertain review petition filed by opposition leaders

Shruti Mahajan May 7 2019

The Supreme Court today declined to entertain the review petition filed by 21 opposition leaders in the matter pertaining to VVPAT verification.

Senior Counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the petitioners, submitted that while the prayer in the main petition was for fifty percent of the EVMs to be cross checked with paper trail, the Court had directed for an increase from one machine per assembly constituency to five. However, the petitioners would be happy with an increase to 33% or even 25%.

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