The PIL was filed by advocate ML Sharma who stated in his plea that there are shortcomings in the EVMs and it is not possible to conduct a fair election.
BSP leader Mayawati on Tuesday dared BJP to hold assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh using paper ballots if it was confident of the people's mandate and demanded a law to scrap the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in elections.
EVM tampering issue: Supreme Court to hear the matter on March 24 pic.twitter.com/SIokbzROZ2— ANI (@ANI_news) March 21, 2017
Raising the issue in Rajya Sabha, she said the results of the just-concluded assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand were "not a verdict of people but a verdict of EVMs."
Earlier, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati had questioned the EVMs and demanded a probe into EVMs tampering. She alleged that BJP had sabotaged the entire election process. Mayawati had also said that she will approach the court for the same.