SC dismisses PIL seeking use of ballot papers in Assembly, LS polls

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking use of ballot papers instead of electronic voting machines (EVMs) during the upcoming Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
A Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi did not agree with the contention of NGO ‘Nyay Bhoomi’ that EVMs are capable of being misused and they should not be used in the polls to ensure free and fair elections.
“Every system and machine is capable to be used and misused. Doubts will be everywhere,” the Bench said, while dismissing the PIL.