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MNS chief Raj Thackeray meets Sonia in Delhi

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New Delhi, Jul 8: In a surprise move, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Monday met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence in the national capital.

According to party sources, the two discussed important political developments, including the issue of Electronic Voting Machines.

Thackeray was here to meet the Election Commission to demand reintroduction of paper ballot instead of EVMs in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls.

He submitted a letter to the Commission and told the media that he requested the poll body to go back to ballot paper in the Maharashtra Assembly polls.

"We strongly feel that the EVMs can be tampered with. There are doubts in the minds of voters too. In such a situation, the Election Commission should switch back to paper ballots and conduct Maharashtra assembly polls," he said.

Though, Thackeray had extensively campaigned against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP in the recently held Lok Sabha polls, his party did not contest in the polls.(UNI)