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22 parties meet EC over VVPAT tally

DNMUM436681 | 5/22/2019 | Author : Manan Kumar | WC :484 | India



The controversy surrounding electronic voting machines (EVMs) is refusing to die down. A day before the counting day, leaders of 22 Opposition parties approached the Election Commission yet again with the plea to first take up the counting of paper slips of five voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines and match them with the corresponding electronic voting machines (EVMs).
They also asked the Commission to extend matching exercise to all the VVPATs and EVMs in the assembly segment if even a single discrepancy or mismatch of votes is found in the initial five machines.
"We are only asking the EC to respect the people's mandate, it cannot be manipulated. The EC is saying one blood sample is enough but if th
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