Supreme Court rejects plea by Trinamool Congress leader seeking 100 percent VVPAT verification of votes

Supreme Court rejects plea by Trinamool Congress leader seeking 100 percent VVPAT verification of votes

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde while dismissing the PIL stated that the bench agrees with the petitioner that "free and fair election" is a right of the citizens.

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by an All India Trinamool Congress leader from Bongaon, Gopal Seth, seeking 100 percent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit (VVPAT) trail with EVM vote count to ensure transparency in election results.

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