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SC slams notices to Election Commission on EVM Paper Trail

The Supreme Court of India issued notices to the Central Government along with the Election Commission of India as per the petition filed by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) seeking an implementation of a voter verified paper trial. A Bench of Justices Jasti Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer heard the parties at length before issuing notice to the Centre. Senior Advocates P Chidambaram and Kapil Sibal appeared for the petitioners.



The Supreme Court made it clear to the BSP, which is the prime petitioner, that the party may not press for its prayer to cancel the recently conducted Uttar Pradesh Assembly election. BSP agreed that it shall first wait for a response from the Election Commission and the Centre.