Advocate Pijush K Roy, appearing for the petitioner, said free and fair election was a right of citizens.
When CJI asked Roy, whether or not a representation was made to the Election Commission of India in this regard, he replied in affirmative.
Dismissing the PIL, the Top Court said that the bench agrees with the petitioner that “free and fair election” is a right of the citizens, but will not interfere in the middle of the polls.
In 2019, the Supreme Court had dismissed plea seeking 50 per cent random physical verification of vote count shown by Electronic Voting Machines with VVPAT trail. (UNI)