'EVM tampering' claims: Anil Parab says case to be filed against Waikar

Waikar finds himself in the centre of a controversy after he was allegedly found using a mobile phone "connected" to an electronic voting machine during the counting of votes on June 4.
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MUMBAI: As the opposition mounted pressure against Shiv Sena (Shinde) candidate Ravindra Waikar who won from the Mumbai North West Lok Sabha seat by a thin margin of 48 votes in the recently concluded general elections, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Anil Parab on Monday said that the party will file a case against the returning officer Vandana Suryawanshi for declaring Waikar as elected from the constituency.

Waikar finds himself in the centre of a controversy after he was allegedly found using a mobile phone "connected" to an electronic voting machine during the counting of votes on June 4.

Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut said Ravindra Waikar should be stopped from taking oath as the Lok Sabha member.

Speaking to reporters here, Raut, according to the PTI, said, "Waikar's electoral victory is under suspicion, and a complaint has already been filed at the Vanrai police station in Mumbai. Due to the ongoing controversy surrounding the poll outcome, Waikar should be prevented from taking oath as a member of the Lok Sabha."

"It would be a true display of democracy if he is stopped from being a Lok Sabha member until the investigation is concluded," he added.

The Mumbai Police has registered a case against Mangesh Pandilkar, the brother-in-law of Waikar, for allegedly using the mobile phone "connected" to an electronic voting machine leading to allegations of EVM tampering.

Waikar defeated Amol Kirtikar of the Shiv Sena (UBT) headed by Uddhav Thackeray by 48 votes on June 4.

(With inputs from ENS)

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