Maharashtra Assembly polls: NCP moves proposal in Legislative Council for holding elections through ballot paper, questions EVMs

Questionning reliability of EVMs, the NCP Tuesday moved a proposal in the Legislative Council demanding that upcoming assembly elections be held through ballot papers

Press Trust of India July 02, 2019 19:54:45 IST
Maharashtra Assembly polls: NCP moves proposal in Legislative Council for holding elections through ballot paper, questions EVMs
  • Questionning reliability of EVMs, the NCP Tuesday moved a proposal in the Legislative Council demanding that upcoming polls be held through ballot papers

  • The proposal was, however, rejected by the Council chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar, saying he would recommend it to the Centre

  • Maharashtra Assembly elections are due in in September-October this year

Mumbai: Questionning reliability of EVMs, the NCP Tuesday moved a proposal in the Legislative Council demanding that upcoming assembly elections be held through ballot papers.

The proposal was, however, rejected by the Council chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar, saying he would recommend it to the Centre.

Moving the proposal, Leader of Opposition Dhananjay Munde said, "There have been discrepancies in at least 376 Lok Sabha seats (in recently-held election) where the number of VVPAT slips and the actual voting through EVMs are not tallying. People have lost their faith in the EVMs hence I demand that upcoming elections in Maharashtra be held through ballot papers".

State elections are due in September-October this year.

Updated Date:

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro at ₹499 for the first year. Use code PRO499. Limited period offer. *T&C apply

also read

Maharashtra records more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases after three months
India

Maharashtra records more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases after three months

Akola, Pune and Mumbai divisions accounted for most of the cases, said an official of the state health department

Maharashtra: 229 students test COVID-19 positive at school hostel in Washim
India

Maharashtra: 229 students test COVID-19 positive at school hostel in Washim

Four school staffers have also tested positive, an official said, adding that the school premises have been declared a containment zone

As Maharashtra sees renewed COVID-19 spike, local authorities impose weekend lockdowns, night curfews
India

As Maharashtra sees renewed COVID-19 spike, local authorities impose weekend lockdowns, night curfews

The state government has also decided to approach the Centre for permission to begin the third phase of the vaccination drive earlier than the scheduled date