New Delhi: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray today wrote to the Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding ‘restoration of faith in the election process in the country’.Also Read - Marathi Actress Ketaki Chitale Arrested For Derogatory Post on Sharad Pawar. Read All About The Row Here
He said that individuals have communicated their dissatisfaction with the manner in which elections are being conducted in the last few years and raised questions regarding EVMs. Also Read - WATCH: Raj Thackeray Shares Old Video Of Balasaheb Promising Removal Of Loudspeakers From Mosques
“We request you to got back to ballot papers and appeal to have assembly election in Maharashtra with ballot papers only,” the letter read. Also Read - Play Hanuman Chalisa If You Hear Loudspeakers Blaring Azan: Raj Thackeray Appeals To Hindus As May 3 Deadline Ends
In the letter, Thackrey has also mentioned some media reports that had claimed mismatch in the votes counted and the votes polled.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi had also questioned the credibility of Election Commission in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s regime.
In an open letter, Gandhi said that a free and fair election requires neutrality of country’s institutions.
“An election cannot be fair without arbiters – a free press, an independent judiciary, and a transparent election commission that is objective and neutral,” he wrote.
Before the Lok Sabha elections, Raj Thackeray had asked people to dislodge the Narendra Modi dispensation as the government had ‘failed to fulfil promises it made’.