22 opposition parties turned out in strength before the Election Commission of India today demanding for some confidence building measures. The opposition leaders met in New Delhi today prior to the Lok Sabha election poll results which are due 23rd May.
The met for discussing the possibility of a non-NDA alliance staking claim to form the government at centre. They also moved the Election Commission of India to press for the demand of tallying the figures of paper trail of votes with the electronic voting machine.
The Supreme Court of India dismissed the request seeking hundred percent matching of the voting machines with the VVPAT slips during counting this morning and also called it nonsense.
Ashok Gehlot, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Ahmed Patel of Congress, Chandrababu Naidu of TDP, Satish Chandrashekhar Mishra of the Bahujan samaj party, Sitaram Yechury of the Communist Party of India(M), D Raaj of the Communist Party of India, convenor of Aam Aadmi Party and Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal, Derek O’Brien of the Trinamool Congress, Ram Gopal Yadav of the Samajwadi Party, Kanimozhi of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Devendra Raina and Majeed Memon and Manoj Jha took part in the meeting among others.