Election Commission gets notice on EVMs

April 18th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh High Court has issued notice to the Election Commission on a public suit that seeks to prevent the use of defective electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the Lok Sabha polls.
The petitioner, former Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Shailendra Pradhan, has alleged defective EVMs were used even in the 2008 assembly elections.

“Admitting the petition a division bench comprising Chief Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice Ajeet Singh Friday issued notices to the Election Commission, the State Election Commission and the government to file their reply within six weeks,” Pradhan told IANS Saturday.

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