No changes in the vote counting process, EC rejects hands of opposition!
The Election Commission on Wednesday refused to make any changes to the counting process as demanded by 22 Opposition parties. They have conducted a meeting regarding this and decided to proceed with the counting process as planned before.
On Tuesday, Opposition leaders met the Election Commission (EC) with a demand that it should ensure transparency in the counting process by verifying electronic voting machine (EVM) results with VVPAT slips.
The opposition leaders including senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Abhishek Singhvi, Ahmed Patel and Ashok Gehlot, Telugu Desam Party's N Chandrababu Naidu, Samajwadi Party's Ram Gopal Yadav, CPI-M's Sitaram Yechury and T K Rangarajan, AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, NCP's Praful Patel and Majeed Memon, and DMK's K Kanimozhi had held a meeting on 21 May.
They had demanded the VVPAT of an entire assembly segment be counted even if one of the five samples doesn't match the EVM. They also demanded that the EVM-VVPAT tally should be done at the beginning of the counting process.