Despite assurances, 21 political parties approach Supreme Court

Despite the assurances from the Election Commission of India, a group of 21 opposition parties have approached the Supreme Court.

The opposition parties have asked for Electronic Voting Machines would be tinker-proof.

The top court will hear their petitions tomorrow.

The petitioners want more safety norms and strict standards for EVMs.

They also want 50 per cent of VVPAT (Voter Verified Paper Trail Audit Machines) to be tallied with the voting machines.

The parties that went to court include the Congress, Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party, Sharad Pawar’s NCP, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party, the Left parties, Samajwadi Party and Mayawati.

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