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SC to hear review plea next week on 50 pc VVPAT

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New Delhi, May 3 : The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a review petition filed by 21 opposition parties seeking direction to increase the voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) slips counting to 50 per cent of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for general elections.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi agreed to hear the plea next week to a mentioning by senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, for the Congress party. "We will hear your (Abhishek Manu Singhvi's) petition next week," the Top Court bench, led by CJI Gogoi said.

Earlier, the Apex Court had acting on the petitions fed by many parties passed the order and and had increased VVPAT counting from one to five EVMs. (UNI)