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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.
50 per cent matching of EVM results with VVPATs may not be possible in coming Lok Sabha polls: Ex-CEC
Leaders of 23 political parties had met the EC on Monday and demanded a matching of results of 50 per cent EVMs with VVPATs before it declared the results.
Sources in the poll panel said the demand of opposition parties to make matching of EVM and VVPAT results be made mandatory in seats with 5 per cent or less winning margin would also be considered.
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.
Sunil Arora asked the officials to ensure adherence to the deadlines specified for completion of the machines' first level checking.
Addressing the representatives of all political parties and independent candidates, Bhagat directed them to follow the model code of conduct.
In view of ensuing general elections, the district administration is making arrangements to ascertain the safety of the strong room, where electronic voting machines (EVMs) are safeguarded.
The empty VVPATs came to light when the representatives of the Congress party came to GHMC warehouse at Chudi Bazar to observe the sealing of strong rooms.
Vanteru, in his petition, alleged that TRS chief KCR, his opponent at Gajwel, had misused the entire State machinery with an aim to defeat him and indulged in all sorts of electoral violations.
The high-octane campaign period generated much heat and curiosity, ever since the drama began on September 6 when the State Cabinet adopted a resolution to dissolve the Assembly.
Mahakutami's Gajwel candidate felt KCR is allegedly trying to manipulate the Electronic Voting Machines machines as he has done on the day of polling by engaging party henchmen.
Training was given to the personnel on functioning of the EVMs and VVPATs, properly aligning them, correct pasting of the names of the candidates on the EVMs, etc.
Rawat said that they had received three specific complaints of poll code violation against TRS party and they would take action in a day or two.