Supreme Court Dismisses Trinamool Congress Leader’s Plea For 100% VVPAT Verification

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Dismisses Trinamool Congress Leader’s Plea For 100% VVPAT Verification LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 April 2021 2:13 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition filed by Trinamool Congress Leader Gopal Seth seeking 100% verification of votes with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in Electronic Voting Machines.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said that the Court did not want to interfere in the middle of the election process.Seth approached the Supreme Court challenging…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition filed by Trinamool Congress Leader Gopal Seth seeking 100% verification of votes with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in Electronic Voting Machines.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said that the Court did not want to interfere in the middle of the election process.Seth approached the Supreme Court challenging the refusal of the Calcutta High Court to entertain his plea.Advocate Pjiush Roy, appearing for Seth, argued before the bench that “free and fair election was a right of the people”.When the CJI asked the petitioner if any representation has been made to the Election Commission of India, he answered in the affirmative and added that the ECI had appreciated the suggestion.The bench reiterated that it was not inclined to interfere with the election process and dismissed the petition.In 2019, the Supreme Court had rejected a plea by several political parties for 50% VVPAT verification during the Lok Sabha elections. However, the top court directed the Election Commission to increase the VVPAT physical verification from 1 to 5 EVMs in each assembly segment of a parliamentary constituency. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more