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Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora reviewed the preparedness of officials concerned for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections here on Wednesday.
A submission to this effect was made by Election Commission of India counsel G R Niranjan when a PIL petition from advocate S Packiaraj came up on Tuesday.
According to the petitioner, ECI introduced the VVPAT system only after SC intervention in 2013 in view of allegations that EVMs were tampered with to favour a particular party or a candidate.
Gandhi said the opposition parties will on Monday submit a memorandum to the EC with their proposals seeking to address their "doubts" over the fairness of electronic voting machines (EVMs).
Congress Legislature Party leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka said that his party was targeting to win not less that seven to eight seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
He said that in Kodad, Dharmapuri, Ibrahimpatnam and Thungathurthy constituencies, difference of votes between winner and the runner-up is only a few hundreds.
Several Congress leaders have decided to move the High Court with a plea to set aside the election of present MLAs in the recently concluded Telangana Assembly polls.
The ECI has put in place an elaborate administrative system of security measures and procedural checks-and-balances to prevent any possible misuse or procedural lapses.
Amid raging debate over EVMs, which opposition leaders have been critical of, Kumar said he was not in agreement with the things said.
The Election Commission has already rejected the charges and asked the Delhi Police to lodge an FIR against the self-proclaimed cyber expert.
In a teleconference with his party leaders, he demanded that the Election Commission seek opinion of all political parties and revert to the paper ballot system immediately.
Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati, who is Yadav's alliance partner in the state, had also issued a statement criticising the EVMs, a day after the London press conference.
Election Commission writes to Delhi Police seeking FIR against cyber expert who claimed 2014 LS polls were rigged
In its letter, the EC said Syed Shuja has allegedly violated section 505 (1) of the IPC pertaining to spreading rumours which creates panic.
The demand comes after a self-proclaimed US-based Indian cyber expert Monday made a sensational claim that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were "rigged" through the EVMs, which, he said, can be hacked.
Speaking to reporters after attending Cabinet meeting here, Mungantiwar questioned the timing of Shuja's claims.