Lok Sabha Elections: Thackeray blames EC for deliberate slow voting

The sloppy planning at polling stations was visible everywhere

Lok Sabha Elections: Thackeray blames EC for deliberate slow voting

There was good enthusiasm among voters since morning. In colonies where the Shiv Sena (Thackeray group) was getting a huge response, there was a deliberate delay by the election authorities. Frustrated voters turned back after long queues in the scorching sun. Voters were harassed by asking for different proofs. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday made a serious allegation that the Election Commission officials were acting biased.

Thackeray also criticised that the BJP, haunted by the fear of defeat, played the 'game' of low voting in the opposition ballot box areas through the Election Commission. The Election Commission was constantly sending messages to the mobile phones for voters to exercise their right to vote. But the voters who went to vote were harassed. Various proofs were asked for proof of residence. The sloppy planning at polling stations was visible everywhere. 

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Senior citizens, women did not have access to drinking water. Keep the names of the officials who deliberately delay the polling. They will not be forgiven. Their names will be announced in a press conference. Thackeray warned that the action against them will be appealed to the court.

Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis hit back at Thackeray. “We were the first to complain to the ECI about the slow pace of voting. Now as usual, Thackeray has started making a mess. Fadnavis said that he has a habit of accusing PM Modi after realising that he will lose the election.

Objecting to Thackeray's press conference, Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar complained to the ECI that it violated the Representation of the People Act 1951 and the Indian Penal Code. Thackeray's press conference was a violation of the model code of conduct as voting was taking place across Mumbai. Thackeray is creating confusion among voters.

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