SC rejects review petition filed by 21 Opposition leaders for 50% VVPAT verification
New Delhi: Tue, 07 May 2019 12:19, by: Sangita Roy

The Supreme Court on today rejected the review petition filed by 21 Opposition leaders for the verification of 50% of VVPAT slips. The 21 Opposition leaders filed a petition for the verification of 50% of VVPAT slips. The The Election Commission had opposed the move and said that if the 50% of votes had to be verified it will delay the results by six days.

The apex court said they are not inclined to the modify their order of review on the the random matching of EVMs with VVPAT slips during Lok Sabha polls.

According to apex court’s 8th April direction, Election Commission will randomly match the EVMs with the VVPAT slips from one to five polling stations per assembly seat.

There two more phases of India’s General Elections are remaining which will be completed by May 19 and the result will be declared on May 23.

The SC today rejected the review petition filed by 21 Opposition leaders asking EC to verify 50% of VVPAT slips before declaring the election results.  The Election Commission of India has already opposed the move and filed report with SC that the 50% verification will take 6 extra days. This will delay the results by six days.

Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah has claimed that this party will win more that 282 seats in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Party will be in situation to make next government in India and Modi will be again PM of India.

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