EC rejects opposition parties demand on counting VVPATs first - Tv9
Wed, May 22, 2019, 07:42 PM
Election Commission has rejected Opposition's demand over VVPATs and made it clear that there is no change in the process of counting votes. The Election Commission of India said there would be no change in the procedure of matching Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) slips. Five percent of VVPATs will be cross-checked for each Assembly segment this time. EC took the decision after the leaders of over 22 Opposition parties met the Election Commission on Tuesday and demanded tally of at least 50 percent of VVPAT slips. They had also demanded that VVPAT slips at randomly selected five polling booths should be counted first. Earlier, the Apex Court had also rejected Opposition's plea demanding at least 50 percent VVPAT verification.