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Centre says votes must be counted ward-wise

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Published : Apr 8, 2017, 3:22 am IST
Updated : Apr 8, 2017, 3:22 am IST

The Bench agreed to examine the PIL which contended that declaration of result on ward basis strikes at the root of right to privacy.

Ranjit Kumar informed a Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A.M. Kanwilkar that the feasibility of the Election Commission’s suggestion for amending rules to declare result of every Assembly and parliamentary constituency as a whole.
 Ranjit Kumar informed a Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A.M. Kanwilkar that the feasibility of the Election Commission’s suggestion for amending rules to declare result of every Assembly and parliamentary constituency as a whole.

New Delhi: The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it favours counting of votes ward-wise as polled in every electronic voting machine, and not for declaration of results of every constituency as a whole.

Solicitor general Ranjit Kumar informed a Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A.M. Kanwilkar that the feasibility of the Election Commission’s suggestion for amending rules to declare result of every Assembly and parliamentary constituency as a whole, and not on the basis of votes obtained in every ward, was considered by a group of ministers and found infeasible.

He said counting of votes on ward basis helps a candidate to know in which ward or wards the person needs to work better.

The Bench agreed to examine the PIL which contended that declaration of result on ward basis strikes at the root of right to privacy, and posted it for hearing on September 7.

Tags: supreme court (sc), election commission, electronic voting machine
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