The Supreme Court went ahead and dismissed two separate petitions by senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot.
The petitions had sought the court directing the Election Commission to provide the draft voters’ list in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in text format.
This comes ahead of state elections in states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Also, the poll pundits have been forecasting that Congress hopes to oust the ruling BJP from these two states in the forthcoming elections.
In their petition, the Congress leaders alleged there were a large number of duplicate names appearing on the voters’ list.
The senior Congress leader has also said that court should direct the poll panel to randomly verify the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with votes cast on electronic voting machines or EVMs in 10 per cent of randomly-selected polling stations in every Assembly constituency.
Senior Advocates and Congress leaders Abhishek Many Singhvi and Kapil Sibal appeared for the petitioners.>