Ahead of the Assembly elections that are set to take place in Maharashtra, a First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Narendra Mehta for putting a poster and banner with his picture inside a Jain temple without prior permission from the Election Commission. The BJP candidate is contesting from Mira-Bhayandar constituency in the Assembly polls this time on a BJP ticket.
Mumbai: FIR registered against unknown people for putting a poster and banner with picture of Narendra Mehta - BJP candidate from Mira Bhayandar constituency, inside a Jain temple without prior permission from EC. FIR registered by an election officer heading EC's flying squad.— ANI (@ANI) October 11, 2019
According to the initial details, the FIR has been registered by an election officer heading Elections Commission's flying squad. Earlier on Thursday, the BJP expelled four rebel candidates after they did not take back their nominations against official candidates. Among the names that were expelled from the party include Charan Waghmare from Tumsar, Geeta Jain from Mira-Bhayandar, Dilip Deshmukh from Sumerpur and Balasaheb Namdev Ovhal from Pimpri-Chinchwad.
Maharashtra which has 288 Assembly seats will go to polls on October 21, 2019, the Election Commission announced on September 21. Maharashtra assembly elections will be held in a single-phase and the counting procedure would be conducted on October 24. The Election Commission chief Sunil Arora also announced that the last date of nomination is on October 4. Arora also informed that the parties in Maharashtra had wanted the polls to be concluded by Dhanteras.
(Inputs from ANI)