Justice Rekha Palli asked the counsel for the SEC to take instructions on the issue and listed the matter for further hearing on March 22.
The Congress is set to lose Punjab to entrant Aam Aadmi Party and is trailing in all the other four states, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, where the BJP is set to form its governments.
The move comes a day after the Samajwadi Party alleged that electronic voting machines were being shifted in an unauthorised manner.
The SP uploaded a video clip of an official who had admitted that protocol had not been followed while transporting the Electronic Voting Machines on Tuesday.
Almost all the exit polls have predicted that the BJP will return to power. They have forecast an increase in Samajwadi Party's tally but not enough to form the government.
Sharma said Section 61A of the Representation of People Act, which permitted the use of EVMs, was not passed by Parliament and hence cannot be imposed.
The information was denied to the activist citing section 8 (1)(d) of the RTI Act which allows exemption of information pertaining to commercial confidence from disclosure.
The NCP submitted a letter to the chief electoral officer, in which it said that there is a fear about the possible hacking of EVMs and VVPATs.
Speaking to reporters after attending Cabinet meeting here, Mungantiwar questioned the timing of Shuja's claims.
Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said that while he congratulates everybody who has won the election, he would like to dare the BJP to conduct elections via paper ballot.
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Simple majority of 112 seats eluded BJP and the Congress quickly gave its support to the third-placed JD(S) to keep the saffron party out of power in the southern states.
This is to avoid confusion among voters about cadidates with same names.
Had it not been for NOTA, the Congress in all likelihood would have won with a majority to form the government, say analysts.
The Aam Aadmi Party referred to a news report on the alleged link of a Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd scam to a foreign company making microchips for Electronic Voting Machines abroad.
The court asked Congress to instead move a substantive petition directly to the apex court seeking electoral reforms with regards to Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail.