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SC seeks EC’s response on opposition’s VVPAT petition

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday took less than a minute to seek the Election Commission’s response to a joint petition filed by leaders of 21 non-NDA political parties pleading for mandatory counting of VVPAT paper slips in at least 50% of EVMs in each assembly segment in the Lok Sabha elections even though it may delay declaration of results. Senior advocate AM Singhvi, who played a key role in framing the proposal and circulating it among non-NDA parties, did not have to make elaborate arguments as a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta […]

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