PIL Of Counting Slips Rejected-SC
The Supreme Court criticized NGO, Tech4ALL for making a joke of democracy, and dismissed a PIL seeking counting of VVPAT slips of all Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), even though the apex court clearly stated counting of VVPAT slips of 5 EVMs per constituency.
The earlier decision of EC, to count paper slips of only one EVM per assembly was changed and increased by the apex court to five EMVs per Assembly. However the opposition parties were not happy with that too and wanted it to be 50%, these parties were led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.
The Chennai-based NGO had filled PIL which expressed the concerns over reports saying that there were malfunctioning in most of the EVMs, and dependability of VVPAT in the recording of votes. PIL filled only mentioned about the errors in machines in Odisha and Goa.
The NGO was criticized by the Supreme Court for the unethical move to file a PIL, when the polls were over and the judgment was already given by the 3 judge bench on April 8th.