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Thakur warns legal action against poll officials over symbol

Press Trust of India  |  Palghar 

MLA Hitendra Thakur, whose party- Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA)- failed to get its regular poll symbol 'whistle', Sunday blamed leaders of the ruling parties, and accused them of pressuring the election machinery.

He also threatened to approach the against the returning and the for bowing to pressure of the ruling parties.

The BVA, which had lost its election symbol of 'whistle' to a newly-formed outfit, Friday made a last-ditch effort to get it back, but could not succeed in it.

The has fielded former from Lok Sabha constituency against sitting Rajendra Gavit, who is contesting as a candidate.

The had allotted the 'whistle' symbol to the newly-formed (BMP) this time. However, after its candidate withdrew from the election, the staked claim to the symbol.

However, returning told Thakur early on Saturday that since the 'whistle' symbol has already been allotted to the BMP, it could not be given to his or any other party. The has been allotted the 'auto-rickshaw' symbol.

Peeved at not getting BVA's regular poll symbol, Thakur Sunday said, "I will drag the returning and the to the for falling prey to the pressure by the ruling parties."

"We have got the auto-rickshaw symbol. There are thousands of autos running in belt and each and every auto is our Symbol is secondary for us, but the manner in which they pressurised the administration and ensured that the symbol is snatched from us...I want to drag them to court," he said.

"They thought that symbol is our strength, but our work and workers are our real strength. Our work will speak for itself and we will make every effort to win the seat this time. The ruling party has done nothing great, but only snatched the whistle from us," he alleged.

"Leaders of ruling parties exerted pressure and the administration bowed to it. Hence, I want to expose them. All the people who put pressure on the administration needs to be exposed," he said.

He also accused the of being behind the entire episode.

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

First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 16:45 IST
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