Supreme court accepts plea challenging use of EVMs in polls.

The supreme court on 19th January 2022 agreed to consider listing of a PIL challenging the constitutional validity of a provision of the representation of people act which had led to the introduction of electronic voting machines (EVMs), instead of ballot papers, for polls in the country.

A bench headed by chief justice N.V.Ramana heard the submission of lawyer M.L.sharma ,who field the plea in his personal capacity, and said that he would consider listing of his case.

Sharma said section 61A of the representation of people Act, which permitted the use of EVMs, was not passed by parliament and hence cannot be imposed.

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