Lok Sabha Election

There was no VVPAT problem: inquiry

An exploration into a censure over mismatch between a man’s opinion and a trip generated by a Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) appurtenance in Matiala, West Delhi, has found that officials followed a procedure, Returning Officer Azimul Haque pronounced on Tuesday.

The complainant, Milan Gupta, had posted on Twitter that a appurtenance printed a pitch opposite from a one he voted for. Upon requesting to record a complaint, he pronounced that officials had disheartened him, revelation him that no one had filed a censure per VVPATs in elections opposite a nation compartment now and that he could go to jail if found wrong.

A stipulation sealed by Mr. Gupta, underneath Rule 49MA of Conduct of Election Rules, 1961, states that he would be probable to be punished with seizure of 6 months or a excellent of ₹1,000 if his censure is found incorrect.

A exam opinion carried out by Mr. Gupta to determine a emanate with a VVPAT, however, returned a scold pitch when he pulpy a symbol of a opposite candidate. He pronounced that he wanted to say his list as secret. Mr. Gupta claimed that exam opinion was not imperative though was done so.

Mr. Haque pronounced that a complainant was probable to be imprisoned. However, a preference on either movement will be taken opposite him would be taken later.

Article source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/there-was-no-vvpat-problem-inquiry/article27131743.ece


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