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SC orders EC to keep a check on VVPAT slips

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New Delhi: After the prolonged issue of Electronic Voting Machine tampering Election Commission is trying its best to conduct free and fair upcoming elections while on the other hand the Supreme Court of India ordered the Election Commission to a keep a random check on VVPAT slips from one booth per assembly segment to five in Lok Sabha polls.

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Earlier than this 21 opposition party leaders filed a plea that VVPAT slips of 50 per cent EVMs be matched but SC rejected the plea because it will require huge manpower and not be feasible in view of infrastructural difficulties on ground level implementation.

The bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, disposed of the petition filed by opposition parties including TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu on the issue

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