Sharad Pawar encourages party workers to vote twice in Lok Sabha polls

"Do erase the ink mark which will be put when you vote first," Sharad Pawar said.

Navi Mumbai | Updated: March 23, 2014 4:30 pm

Union Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday asked his party workers to take advantage of the multi-phase polling in the state by voting twice, first at their hometowns and then at places of work.

“Last time (in 2009), the polling in Satara and Mumbai was on the same day and people went to their hometowns. But this time, polling in Satara is on April 17 and here on April 24,” Pawar said, addressing a gathering of “mathadi” workers (head loaders) who hail from that district in Western Maharashtra.

“Vote for the clock (NCP symbol) there (in Satara) and come back to vote for the clock here as well,” he said, at a gathering held in the APMC market, Mumbai.

Pawar, the student union activist-turned-national leader, however, warned voters to take necessary precautions.

“Do erase the ink mark which will be put when you vote first,” he said.

The NCP chief’s remarks came a day after his party MLC Dhananjay Munde disclosed that in the 2009 polls, he had at the behest of his now estranged uncle and BJP leader Gopinath Munde, facilitated bogus voting in Beed district.

“However, this time I will ensure that there is no bogus voting (in favour of my uncle),” Dhananjay had said.

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    R
    Mar 23, 2014 at 11:48 am
    What is the election commission doing? Why the instigator is not in jail?
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      ma
      Mar 31, 2014 at 7:37 am
      what I guessed was that the Minister was talking about allowing multi-choices so that one could give his preference for the candidates
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        Kaushik Banerjee
        Mar 23, 2014 at 5:07 pm
        and this man wants to be our prime minister!
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          mg
          Mar 23, 2014 at 10:54 am
          We want more such ministers who encourage people to do illegal things :)
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            Sanjay
            Mar 23, 2014 at 3:11 pm
            Shameless Indian Politicians!!! EC must ban these thugs and put behind bars for preaching dishonesty.
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              Suman
              Mar 23, 2014 at 2:04 pm
              EC should ask Pawar why should he not be prosecuted? This is not wright to promote corruption. Ink should be improved. Computer should match the picture of the voter and should not let this happen
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                Ullas Cherian
                Mar 23, 2014 at 5:39 pm
                Well, its just recently that media started to report without worrying about their future... I guess slowly each citizen will start questioning... and maybe after 5 years... election going to be nightmare for corrupt and criminals.
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