Inkeshaf Ahmed
Legal Luminaries advocate for the universal usage of VVPAT in elections
Inkeshaf Ahmed Md 26 Dec 2017

Legal Luminaries advocate for  the universal usage of VVPAT in elections

The decision of the Supreme Court of India, the apex court of the country,  to dismiss the petition filed by Indian National Congress urging it to direct the Election Commission  of India to verify at least 25 percent of the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) with votes cast by citing it without merits,  has sparked off a nationwide debate on the issue. The legal experts from the country,  have now come forward and advocating the universal usage of the VVPAT in all the polling booths of the country instead of confining them to only some booths. They feel that there is an urgent need to universalize the use of VVPAT in all the polling booths of the country. " According to the current stand of the election commission, the VVPAT are being verified by it in only one polling booth in a constituency. This does not give the accurate picture of the polling held in the entire constituency. If the the application of VVPAT is implemented in every polling booth, then, we will get accurate and exact results without casting any doubt about the voting process. By doing so, we can also put a full stop to to the existing rumors of rigging of votes  and automatic casting of votes to only one party," said senior advocate and BJP Karimnagar district president Kotha  Srinivas Reddy. The member of Telangana State Advocates Welfare Board Boodidha Mallesh also expressed similar views. He said that the country needs comprehensive usage of the VVPAT. " It is a revolutionary technology. This will also satisfy the conscienceless of the voters, who are often   bombarded with several conflicting reports related to the voting process. " Every voter considers his vote as  a tool to transform his life and the conditions of the society and votes accordingly.  He will get complete satisfaction when he is handed over with a slip of VVPAT that consists all the details like the party and the leader he voted for," he noted. 

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