⚖HC Blow to AAP, ❌Rejects Plea to Use VVPAT EVMs🗳

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In a blow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed its plea for using paper trail electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the municipal polls scheduled for April 23.

Justice A K Pathak rejected the petition, also filed by AAP candidate Mohd Tahir Hussain contesting in the MCD polls from east Delhi, saying no such direction can be issued at the "eleventh hour" as it could amount to "stalling the elections".

During the arguments, the court had asked the state election commission (SEC) of Delhi why it did not opt for new generation paper trail EVMs in view of the Supreme Court's observation in Subramanian Swamy's case that such machines should be brought into use in a phased manner.

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