Centre opposes use of Totaliser in EVMs to hide booth-wise voting pattern
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Centre opposes use of Totaliser in EVMs to hide booth-wise voting pattern

Murali Krishnan

The Central government today opposed the use of totaliser in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), in a PIL filed in the Supreme Court.

A totaliser serves to hide the booth-wise voting pattern by counting votes of around fourteen booths together.

In a PIL filed by one Yogesh Gupta, Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, appearing for the Centre, told a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra that all political parties had met and opposed the idea.

He also raised concerns about leak of information that may accompany use of the totaliser.

The Court asked the Election Commission of India to file its response, before adjourning the matter.

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