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Supreme Court asks EC to respond to Opposition demanding counting of VVPAT slips

Several opposition leaders, including CMs of Andhra and Delhi, have asked for the of counting VVPAT slips of 50% of the EVMs that will be used in the Lok Sabha polls before declaring results.

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New Delhi: 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.

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