Maharashtra EC cancels AIMIM’s registration as political party

  • ANI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 13, 2016 19:01 IST
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The Maharashtra Election Commission cancelled Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM)’s registration on Wednesday as a state political party after it failed to submit its income tax and funds details.

The commission reportedly took this decision after the AIMIM did not respond to notices sent to the party asking it to submit the reports.

The cancellation of the registration essentially means that the commission has barred AIMIM from contesting the state civic polls.

AIMIM is in news for remarks made by its leaders over the ongoing controversy surrounding Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. AIMIM accused the media of distorting the facts related to Naik for their own convenience.

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