Oppositions Request Rejected-Top Court
The opposition had approached to the Supreme Court demanding the transparency in the election process, a plea was filled by 21 opposition parties for counting of at least 25% EVM paper trail machines instead of 5 in every assembly segment. The Supreme Court today rejected that plea for the second time.
The bench of Judges which included Rajan Gogoi, the chief justice of India, straight away refused the plea, saying that they cannot modify the orders once given.
The election commission on 8th April, during the first hearing, had stated that the results of Lok Sabha elections would be delayed for 5 days if 50% of VVPAT machines in every assembly were to be counted.
Supreme Court had told election commission to increase the number of VVPAT from one to five so that the delay would be marginal.
The request by the 21 opposition parties to increase the counting of VVPAT machine comes when already there is a chaos of all the parties, which was rejected by the Supreme Court.