The Gujarat Assembly's newly appointed Pro Tem Speaker and veteran BJP MLA Nimaben Acharya and two others were on Monday sentenced to one-year in jail in a 2009 case pertaining to violation of the election code of conduct.
The case refers to the 2009 Lok Sabha polls in Morbi constituency of Saurashtra region when Nimaben, Amrutia and Panara were campaigning. Amrutia is a former MLA from Morbi.
"No evidence of our involvement has been put before the court. We are not happy with the judgment... We will approach a higher court against the ruling," Acharya told reporters.
He said "all the requisite permissions had been obtained during campaigning and that the case was politically motivated".
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