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EVM challenge to go ahead as scheduled on Saturday

IANS | New Delhi |

The EVM challenge to be conducted by the Election Commission will be held as scheduled on Saturday, the poll panel said on Friday.

The announcement came after the Uttarakhand High Court rejected a petition for staying the EVM challenge in which the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the CPI-M have consented to participate.

"The EVM challenge is on as scheduled. It will start at 10 a.m. The NCP and CPI-M have nominated three representatives each. The challenge will happen in two separate halls simultaneously," an EC spokesperson said.

For the purpose of the challenge, 14 voting machines have been brought from three states.