The Anupriya Patel faction of Apna Dal has approached the Election Commission (EC) against the Krishna Patel faction for using the party name during electioneering in the impending Lok Sabha elections, slated to commence from April 11.
The Anupriya Patel faction of the party claimed that the Krishna Patel faction was campaigning under the party's name with banners, flag and posters despite not being authorised to use a bank account.
Such an activity is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), the Anupriya Patel faction of Apna Dal said in the statement.
The faction said that electioneering without operating a bank account is illegal and violates the Income Tax rules.
As per the arrangement, Apna Dal will be contesting from Basti and Pilibhit parliamentary constituencies in the state.
The Apna Dal was founded by Sone Lal Patel in 1995. After his death in a car accident in 2009, the party was split between Krishna Patel and Anupriya Patel.
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