SC directs EC to increase random checking of VVPAT slips

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Election Commission (EC) to increase random checking of VVPAT slips from one booth per assembly segment to five in Lok Sabha polls for better voter confidence and credibility of the electoral process.

 

However, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi did not agree to the request of 21 opposition parties leaders that VVPAT slips of 50 per cent EVMs be matched, on the ground that it will require huge manpower and not be feasible in view of infrastructural difficulties.

The bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, disposed of the petition filed by opposition parties on the issue.

With inputs from PTI

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