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Fadnavis gets clean chit in model code violation complaint

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

has been given a clean chit in a case of violation of the model code of conduct that was reported to the district election office.

An oral complaint was made by a to the stating that was using his residence Varsha to conduct political meetings after the code of conduct came into force (on March 10).

The model code of conduct lays down that government residences cannot be used for political purposes.

"We conducted an investigation into the complaint, but we did not find any substantial proof. We were informed that the CM meets a lot of visitors at this residence everyday, but that does not amount to any violation," Shivaji Jondhale, city collector and election officer, said.

An from the election department said that even if such a meeting took place, it is very difficult to prove the same as there are no records.

Meanwhile, the election office has lodged an FIR against NCP after his bungalow was used to release the party manifesto by Nawab Malik.

Munde is the of opposition in the Legislative Council.

"We found that the event was pre-planned and also a message circulated to the mediapersons mentioned the venue as Munde's bungalow--B4," said Jondhale.

He also said that the police will decide with sections to apply in the case after investigating it.

Jondhale said they were also probing a complaint against Congress' South candidate

"A few days ago, while campaigning, he made some statement seeking votes on the basis of religion. We are verifying the facts," said Jondhale.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 21:55 IST
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