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40 days gap could result in EVM tampering post polls : PIL in Supreme Court

Expressing serious concern over the possible tampering of electronic voting machines after elections in different phases, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court to ensure the safety and security of EVMs and to secure the same from not being tampered with during the post polling period.   M. Srinivasan President Tamilnadu Anna Ambedkar Read More…

Politics Votes & Polls

VVPAT Slips found in School , EC lied in Supreme Court says Naidu

At least 200 slips of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were found in a government school premises in Atmakur town of Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district on Monday, triggering panic among district officials.   The incident came to light at a time when Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Read More…

National Politics Votes & Polls

Undeterred 21 Parties to approach SC again for 50% VVPAT verification

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who Saturday met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora to raise the issue of EVM malfunctioning, said 21 political parties have demanded verification of VVPAT paper trails of 50 per cent of the EVMs.    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday rallied opposition leaders over alleged Read More…

Politics Votes & Polls

VVPAT Counting row : We should master technology and not to be its slave Naidu to EC

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Sunday said his technology advisor Hari Prasad Vemuru, whose presence in TDP’s delegation to the Election Commission was objected to by the poll panel, was a whistle-blower and not a thief.   “Yesterday we met the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and showed him how EVMs were not functioning Read More…

Supreme Court Votes & Polls

VVPAT 50% Counting SC given time to 21 Opposition parties till Apr 8th to respond EC affidavit

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned a plea by 21 opposition parties seeking 50% VVPAT count, and gave them until April 8 to file response to the Election Commission’s affidavit.   With less than a fortnight left for the first phase of the general elections to be held on April 11, the court sought the Read More…

National Politics Votes & Polls

CEC Sunil Arora to visit TN to monitor Poll Preparedness

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora will lead an EC delegation here on a two-day visit on April 2 to review the poll preparedness for the April 18 Lok Sabha elections, a senior official said Saturday.   The Election Commission delegation will meet representatives of political parties, Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo said here.   “The Read More…

Supreme Court Votes & Polls

EC tells SC: Can only do 4,125 VVPATs Counting that works out to 0.4%

Election Commission rejected 21 Political parties demand and said the Supreme Court that increasing it to 50 per cent ‘shall enlarge the time required for counting to about six days.   The Election Commission has told it was in favour of continuing the existing system of random checking of VVPAT slips from one EVM per Read More…

National Politics Supreme Court Votes & Polls

“Not a question of aspersion, it is a question of satisfaction” SC to EC on VVPAT 50% Counting

The top court by its October 8, 2013, verdict had said that Electronic Voting Machines with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail was an indispensable requirement for free and fair elections as it ensures the accuracy of the voting system.   Reminding the EC that VVPATs were introduced on the directions of the top court, CJI Read More…