SC to listen to Next Week Petition of 21 Oppn Parties for Matching 50th VVPAT Slips

New Delhi: The Supreme Court friday agreed to hear next week a review plea filed by 21 Opposition leaders seeking further increase in random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs in the in progress general elections. The apex court had on april 8 directed the election commission to extend random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs in 5 polling booths per assembly section from one booth.

Opposition leaders led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has wanted the review of the apex court’s order, saying the “increase from 1 to 5 isn’t a reasonable number and doesn’t result in satisfaction desired by this court”.

The plea was mentioned for pressing hearing before a bench comprising judge Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, showing for petitioners, told the bench that the review plea be listed for hearing next week. The bench accepted Singhvi’s submission and aforementioned the matter are detected next week

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