This remark by Ajit Pawar, nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, seems to be different from his party’s position on EVMs.
On Wednesday, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and veteran leader Ajit Pawar said he could say based on his personal experience that electronic voting machines (EVMs) ensure fair voting and show the correct number of votes. This remark by Ajit Pawar, nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, seems to be different from his party’s position on EVMs. At a press conference here, Ajit Pawar joked that EVMs give a chance to the defeated candidates to keep them in the machine.
The EC has rejected the EVM ban and the ballot paper election application
“I have fought in six to seven elections where EVMs have been used,” said Powar, who represents Baramati Assembly. This machine ensures the correct turnout and shows the correct number. He was responding to a question related to ongoing discussions on ballot use of EVMs in future elections in Maharashtra. Power won the 1999 assembly elections with 1.6565 lakh votes.
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While being the Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Nana Patol advised the State Assembly to enact a law that would allow voters to use EVMs as well as ballot papers in local and state assembly elections. Patol has resigned from the post.
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