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Anupriya Patel faction of Apna Dal approaches EC against Krishna Patel faction

Such an activity is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), the Anupriya Patel faction of Apna Dal said in the statement.

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The faction of has approached the (EC) against the faction for using the party name during electioneering in the impending elections, slated to commence from April 11.

The (faction) said that the faction has not been registered as a political party with the EC, as per a press statement dated March 30.

The faction of the party claimed that the faction was campaigning under the party's name with banners, flag and posters despite not being authorised to use a

Such an activity is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), the Anupriya Patel faction of said in the statement.

The faction said that electioneering without operating a is illegal and violates the Income Tax rules.

On March 16, Apna Dal's Krishna Patel faction forged an alliance with the party and finalised the seat-sharing arrangement for upcoming elections in

As per the arrangement, Apna Dal will be contesting from Basti and Pilibhit parliamentary constituencies in the state.

Pankaj Niranjan Singh Chandel, of Krishna Patel, has also taken membership of the

Apna Dal's Anupriya Patel faction had entered into an alliance with the for the ensuing elections and will be contesting on two seats in

The Apna Dal was founded by Sone Lal Patel in 1995. After his death in a in 2009, the party was split between Krishna Patel and Anupriya Patel.

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First Published: Mon, April 01 2019. 19:46 IST