Mumbai, October 18: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Dhananjay Munde, in a letter to the election officer of Beed, made the demand that active mobile network jammers be installed around strong room and counting center between October 21 to October 24. Munde said that he wrote the letter to "avoid EVM tampering" in Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019. The letter was also addressed to the Parali constituency returning officer and Collector of Beed district. What Is EVM and How Does It Work? All FAQs Answered on Electronic Voting Machine Ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
The sitting MLA from Parli Assembly seat is Munde Pankaja Gopinnathrao who represents BJP. From the Parli Vidhan Sabha Seat, NCP has fielded Dhananjay Panditrao Munde, BSP has fielded Anant Vaijnath Gaikwad and BJP has given the ticket to Pankaja Gopinathrao Munde.
Dhananjay Munde is a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council. He is also the Leader of the opposition in the Legislative Council of Maharashtra. He is the nephew of late BJP leader Gopinath Munde.
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NCP leader Dhananjay Munde has written a letter to election officer of Beed, Parali constituency returning officer and Collector of Beed district demanding to activate mobile network jammer around strong room and counting center between 21 Oct to 24 Oct to avoid EVM tampering.
— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2019
Maharashtra will go to polls in the single-phase elections to be held on October 21. The result will be declared by the Election Commission on October 24. In the 2014 Maharashtra assembly elections, the saffron alliance of BJP-Sena returned to power after a hiatus of 15 years. Both the parties had contested without a pre-poll pact, and had ended up winning 122 and 63 seats, respectively.
The Congress and the NCP -- which also fought without a pre-election alliance -- were reduced to 42 and 41 seats, respectively. Following the polls, the BJP and Sena sealed a post-election coalition to jointly form the government. Along with Maharashtra, the state of Haryana -- with 90 legislative assembly seats -- will also go to polls on October 21.