Published On : Wed, May 8th, 2024
National News / News 3 | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

Maha women panel chief booked for EVM ‘puja’


A case has been registered against Maharashtra Women Commission chairperson Rupali Chakankar, who belongs to Nationalist Congress Party, and seven others, for allegedly performing ‘puja’ of an Electronic Voting Machine inside a polling booth in Khadakwasla segment under Baramati Lok Sabha constituency.

“Chakankar and others defied the orders of the presiding officer of the polling booth at Sinhgad Road area, went inside and performed ‘puja’ of the EVM this morning,” a police official said.

On a complaint lodged by an Election Commission official, a case was registered under sections 131 (Penalty for disorderly conduct in or near polling stations) and 132 (Penalty for misconduct at the polling station) of the Representation of the People Act 1951.

While Chakankar belongs to the Nationalist Congress Party headed by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, the seven others include a member each from the rival NCP-SP) and Shiv Sena-UBT camps.