'Let country decide its government': SC rejects re-verification of votes
New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a new petition that asked for a re-verification of the votes with VVPAT slips during the counting of votes on May 23.
Rejecting the petition and tagging it as “nuisance”, the court said, “We won’t entertain such a plea over and over again. Can’t come in the way of people electing their representatives. Let country elect its government.”
A vacation bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra refused to entertain the plea filed by a Chennai-based organisation ‘Tech for All’ saying that a larger bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had already dealt with the matter and passed an order, news agency PTI reported.
The Supreme Court, in its May 7 ruling, had dismissed a review plea filed by 21 Opposition leaders led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu seeking that random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs be increased to 50 per cent.
The apex court has asked the Election Commission to increase the random matching of voting slips with the EVMs from one to five polling booths per assembly segment in Lok Sabha polls.