Mumbai, October 11: Ahead of the Assembly Elections in Maharashtra, an 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 Election Commission. Mehta is contesting from Mira Bhayandar constituency in the Assembly polls this time on BJP ticket.
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 Ovhal from Pimpri-Chinchwad. Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019: BJP, Congress Ignore North Indian Faces in Ticket Distribution.
Here's the ANI Tweet:
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
It is to be known that the Assembly elections in Maharashtra is scheduled to take place on October 21 and the counting of votes would take place on October 24. The ruling BJP has allied with Shiv Sena, while Congress is contesting the polls in alliance with Nationalist Congress Party.