Sharad Pawar said some people did have doubts about the use of EVMs in polling and having such doubts “was not good for democracy". At a separate event in Pune on Tuesday, Sule said the use of ballot papers was more transparent than EVMs.
In Baramati, Sharad Pawar’s home turf, daughter and sitting MP Supriya Sule is seeking re-election in a contest marked by acrimony and intense campaigning by senior state BJP leaders and also BJP president Amit Shah.
Baramati MP Supriya Sule sees defections from party as erosion of ideology, terms BJP a regressive party and says nothing wrong in Sharad Pawar’s “personal relations” with Modi, lists jobs and agriculture as prime poll issues, and says Cong-NCP will do better this time
During Rahul’s short visit to Pune — he arrived from Nagpur on Thursday night and left for Chandrapur on Friday evening — he took time out to meet Congress and NCP leaders separately. The two parties are leading the opposition front in the state.
Speaking during an Idea Exchange at The Indian Express office in Pune, Sule, who is the NCP candidate for the Lok Sabha elections from Baramati, said the biggest challenges ahead of the country right now were agrarian crisis and unemployment, and on both these issues, the government had “failed utterly”.