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Former Sena leader alleges corruption

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, January 06, 2011
First Published: 02:14 IST(6/1/2011) | Last Updated: 02:15 IST(6/1/2011)

Anil Parab, former member of legislative council of Shiv Sena, has approached the Bombay high court challenging the Legislative Council elections of 2010 alleging illegality and corruption.

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The election petition, filed by Parab, challenges the election of MLCs stating that four Member of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) were allowed to vote despite been suspended.

The suspended MLAs had voted for the Congress, as the ruling coalition party had agreed to revoke their suspension, Parab alleged.

In November 2009, the MLAs of MNS – Shishir Shinde, Ram Kadam, Ramesh Wanzale and Vasant Gite – were suspended for four years for assaulting Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Asim Azmi.

The Legislative Council had clarified that they were eligible to vote, as it was their constitutional right. A polling booth was put up outside the Vidhan Parishad.

The court has issued notice to the election commission seeking its reply.


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