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SC to hear opposition plea on matching VVPAT slips next week

Opposition leaders led by Andhra Pradesh CM sought a review of the apex court's order
Election officials being trained on the usage of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail and Electronic Voting Machines in Amritsar on Sunday, April 28, 2019.

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 03.05.19, 06:18 AM

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear next week a review plea filed by 21 Opposition leaders seeking a further increase in the random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs in the ongoing general elections.

The apex court had on April 8 directed the Election Commission to increase random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs in five polling booths per assembly segment from one booth.

Opposition leaders led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has sought the review of the apex court's order, saying the 'increase from 1 to 5 is not a reasonable number and does not lead to satisfaction desired by this court'.

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

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for petitioners, told the bench that the review plea is listed for hearing next week.

The bench accepted Singhvi's submission and said the matter will be heard next week.

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