Would prefer not to match more VVPATs: EC to SC
New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday rejected the a plea by 21 Opposition parties seeking 50 per cent sample matching of the EVMs with the corresponding Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs), and said that it should be allowed to continue with the present system.
Seeking the dismissal of the plea by the 21 Opposition parties, the EC in its response said that the plea "does not raise any ground or base for altering" the existing system of sample checking and urged the court that the "present system ... for the imminent elections be continued ..."
The EC said this in response to a notice by the top court on the Opposition parties plea for increasing the sample matching of the EVMs with the corresponding VVPATs. The top court had sought the EC's response on March 25 when it had slammed the poll panel for insisting that there was no need for increasing the sample matching of the EVMs with the corresponding VVPATs.