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Opposition leaders discuss possibility of non-NDA alliance

They will also move the Election Commission to press for their demand of tallying the VVPATs with the electronic voting machine figures

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 21.05.19, 4:01 PM
  • Updated 21.05.19, 4:01 PM
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Opposition leaders during their meeting at the Constitution Club of India, in New Delhi, on Tuesday. (Prem Singh)

Opposition leaders met on Tuesday, ahead of the Lok Sabha poll results on May 23, to discuss the possibility of a non-NDA alliance, staking claim to government formation.

They will also move the Election Commission to press for their demand of tallying the VVPATs with the electronic voting machine figures.

Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot, Abhishek Manu Singhvi of the Congress, TDP's Chandrababu Naidu, Satish Chandra Misra of the BSP, Sitaram Yechury of the CPIM, D. Raja of the CPI, Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal, Derek O'Brien of the TMC, Ramgopal Yadav of the SP, Kanimozhi of the DMK, Manoj Jha (RJD), Majeed Memon (NCP), Devinder Rana (NC) are taking part in the meeting among others.

"On VVPATs and the EVM tally, the EC is yet to come out with a procedure in case there is a mismatch. Even if there is one mismatch in the VVPAT samples picked for counting and EVMs, to maintain the integrity of the electoral process, all VVPATs in that Assembly segment must be counted," Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Yechury said.