Pune: Following the landslide success in the Lok Sabha elections, Shiv Sena is now eyeing the assembly elections in Maharashtra. For this, the Pune city unit of the party will be launching a helpline for voter registrations, to avoid repetition or goof-up of voters names missing from the list just before the Lok Sabha polls.
Member of Legislative Assembly and spokesperson of the party, Neelam Gorhe on Wednesday said that the city unit will be activating helpline numbers, and they will be launching voters’ registration drive across the city to make sure that all the eligible voters name are included in the list before the assembly elections. She said, “In the coming monsoon session, we are going to demand an inquiry to find out how certain names were deleted from the voters list few months before the elections. Now learning from Lok Sabha polls, our party soon will be launching a voters’ registration drive. We are also appealing to the citizens to check their names in the voters list every month till assembly elections.”
Shyam Deshpande, city unit chief of Shiv Sena said, “ We will be soon announcing the helpline number where citizens can contact us for including their names in the voters list. We will be making sure that the names, which are already there in the voters list are not deleted from the list.”
Gorhe also stated that Shiv Sena- BJP alliance is confident that they will be winning considerable seats in the assembly elections. “Considering the margin that BJP-Sena alliance candidates have got, we are quite confident that people of this state have become aware about whom to vote. Apart from Modi wave, our party workers also managed to reach to the voters and created awareness. We will be continuing the process even for assembly elections.”
When asked if Shiv Sena will project party chief Uddhav Thackeray for the post of chief minister, Gorhe said, “ The party is working on the directions of Uddhav Thackeray and whatever decision he will take, we will follow it.”