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M'rashtra BJP MLA booked for 'vote two times' appeal at rally

Press Trust of India  |  Thane/Mumbai 

An offence has been registered against BJP MLA here in for her alleged remarks asking people to vote two times, police said Monday.

The ruling allegedly made the remarks, which violate the model code of conduct in force for the April-May Lok Sabha polls, while speaking in Koparkhairane in Sunday, an said.

The MLA from the Belapur assembly constituency in district was campaigning for Shiv Sena-BJP alliance candidates for the Lok Sabha Rajan Vichare (Thane) and (Satara).

Addressing the rally, Mhatre allegedly said people should cast their votes two times as voting in Satara is scheduled on April 23 and in on April 29.

Several of those gathered at the rally originally hailed from Satara in western Maharashtra, but worked in Navi Mumbai and

People should use their right of voting everywhere, she said.

"After her speech, a complaint was filed by officials of the following which an offence under IPC sections 171 D (personation at elections) and 171 F (punishment for undue influence or personation at an election) was registered against Mhatre," he said.

"An offence was registered against the MLA on the complaint of the officials," said Sudhakar Pathare, DCP (Zone-I).

The MLA, in her speech, made a statement about double voting, Pathare said, adding further probe is underway.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 23:50 IST