Why doesn’t Supreme Court want all VVPAT slips to be counted? Is it also involved in rigging?: Udit Raj


Congress leader Udit Raj, who recently switched loyalty after quitting the BJP, has stirred a fresh controversy by asking if the Supreme Court too was involved in election ‘rigging.’

Udit Raj,

Taking to Twitter, Raj asked in Hindi, “Why doesn’t the Supreme Court want all VVPAT slips to be counted. Is it also involved in rigging? When administrative work has slowed down due to elections since last three months, what difference will two-three days make?

Later. speaking to ANI, the known Dalit leader defended his tweet and said, “When 22 parties went to SC asking for increase in number of VVPAT slips being counted, SC rejected it saying it’ll cause a delay.”

He said that the whole election process continued for three ‘months hampering development work.’ “What is the big deal if it takes 1-2 days more? I’m not levelling allegations on Supreme Court, I’m only raising concerns.”

Opposition parties had approached the Supreme Court for 100% mandatory matching of VVPAT slips with that of the votes counting in EVMs. But the top court had rejected the plea and only extended the limit to 5 polling booth in each assembly segment.

The Election Commission had said that 100 percent matching of VVPAT paper slips with EVM votes will delay the results by several days.


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