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AAP seeks FIRs against NCP, Gopinath and Dhananjay Munde over call to vote twice, bogus voting claim

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 - 8:15am IST | Agency: dna

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), on Monday, filed a complaint with the chief electoral officer in Maharashtra against the Nationalist Congress Party and Gopinath and Dhananjay Munde. The AAP has sought de-recognition of the NCP and disqualification of BJP leader Gopinath Munde and his nephew, Dhananjay Munde, who is now with the NCP.

While Gopinath is a Lok Sabha MP, his nephew is at present a member of the legislative council.

The AAP has also asked the chief electoral officer to check double-voting and deny NCP permission to hold public meetings/rallies. It also wants NCP candidates disqualified, and FIRs registered against Pawar and the Mundes.

According to the complaint, NCP leader Sharad Pawar, who addressed Mathadi Kamgar workers in Navi Mumbai on Sunday, told them that people could vote twice. And that while doing so, they should not forget to wipe off the ink mark on their fingers. Pawar later stated that he had said so in jest.

But according to the AAP, Pawar, through his speech, had tried to "unduly influence" the voters, indulged in criminal conspiracy, corrupt practices and violated the model code of conduct.

In the complaint against the Mundes, AAP has quoted Dhanajay Munde, who had apparently said that in this election, he would ensure that there was no bogus voting (in "favour of my uncle").

When contacted, NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said: "If they have made a complaint, it's their problem. We are not here to reply to them. If the election commission asks us anything, we will give a clarification.

We have, suo motu, given some kind of a clarification already. The party has not received any kind of notice. We have not committed any mistake."

Both Gopinath and Dhananjay, however, did not respond to calls or messages from dna.




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