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Raising doubts over the credibility of EVMs, a number of opposition parties on Sunday said they will move the Supreme Court again to demand verification of at least 50 per cent of votes by paper trail.
Raising doubts over the credibility of EVMs, a number of opposition parties on Sunday said they will move the Supreme Court again to demand verification of at least 50 per cent of votes by paper trail.
Opposition parties, including the Congress, Telugu Desam Party, Samajwadi Party, CPI and CPI(M), jointly addressed a press conference to highlight the issue of transparency in the election process and protection of voter rights with a call to save democracy.
 
Opposition parties, including the Congress, have been demanding that all votes polled through EVMs be verified with at least 50 per cent voter verifiable paper audit trail.
 
Earlier, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on Saturday met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora to raise the issue of EVM malfunctioning. The Supreme Court had directed the Election Commission to increase random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs to five polling booths per assembly segment, from one at present, in the Lok Sabha polls, saying it will provide greater satisfaction not just to political parties but the entire electorate. 
 
Slamming the opposition on the EVM issue, BJP national spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said that the so-called opposition is already trying to find excuses for impending massive defeat. They have failed to mount a challenge to BJP and not only that they have also failed to work as opposition in the last five years, he added.
 
He slammed them for being unable to speak on the issues concerning the country and that is why people are delivering a massive blow to the negative opposition. He said that their coming together is a confession of sorts of their impending defeat.
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