The Supreme Court today informed the election committee of the plea of 21 opposition parties asking for the adoption of a directive that would make electronic voting machines fraud-proof. The parties want a mandatory 50 percent vote on paper before the results are announced in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Meanwhile, sources News18 have told that Sikkim Krantikari Morcha withdrew from the alliance with BJP. An official announcement is probably at noon.
The Prime Minister of Andhra Pradesh and the leader of the TDP, Chandrababu Naidu, stated during an opposition in February that the parties will relocate SC against the use of EVM's. Naidu is the main applicant in this case.
Apart from Naidu's TDP, the parties that have approached the apex court include Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party led by Sharad Pawar, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party from India, Derek O & # 39; Brien for the Trinamool Congress, Farooq Abdullah for the National Conference, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Rashtriya Lok Dal, Sharad Yadav & Lokatantrik Janata Dal and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ( DMK). The decision to approach SC was taken during the meeting at Sharad Pawar's home.
In a meeting with the electoral commission in February, opposition parties expressed doubts about the credibility of electronic voting machines, although the EC has repeatedly denied claims that the machines could be tampered with. The chief election commissioner Sunil Arora has taken away the fear and said that the country would not fall back on the use of ballot papers for elections.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray are expected to start their joint state-wide tour today from Vidarbha. Both leaders are scheduled to address elected representatives and party workers in Amravati on Friday morning around 11 a.m. and in Nagpur around 2 p.m. However, due to the incident with the collapse of the bridge, the rally & # 39; s can be affected.