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Madhya Pradesh HC dismisses Congress plea on EVM malfunction

ANI | Updated: Dec 07, 2018 19:02 IST

Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Dec 7 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday dismissed a plea filed by the Congress party alleging Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) malfunctioning.
The court has refused to interfere in the matter expressing satisfaction on the action by the Election Commission of India (ECI).
The court has reserved its decision on the plea over counting of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips along with EVMs.
On December 4, a Congress party delegation led by senior leaders Kamal Nath and Kapil Sibal visited the ECI and highlighted the issue of alleged faults in EVMs, particularly in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The delegation demanded that EVMs be protected in a secure place and counting be done in an impartial and fair manner.
The counting of votes for assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram, is scheduled to be held on December 11. (ANI)