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MCD polls: Delhi HC negates AAP plea to use VVPAT

Last Modified Friday, 21 April 2017 (16:58 IST)
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today rejected a petition seeking the use of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) along with electronic voting machines during the April 23 Municipal Corporation polls. Justice A K Pathak, dismissing the plea of and a nominee Mohammad Tahir Hussai, said the court cannot take decision at the eleventh hour as it will amount to ‘stalling’ the municipal corporation elections, scheduled for Sunday.
 

The Arvind Kejriwal-led dispensation had alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre has tampered with EVMs during some of the recently-concluded Assembly elections and bypolls. In its plea, the Kejriwal government sought the court’s direction to both the of India and the state Election Commission to use second generation EVMs to ensure transparency in voting. (UNI)
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