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Indore: Congress mayoral candidate accused of submitting false affidavit

A complaint accusing Congress mayoral candidate Archana Jaiswal of furnishing false property details and owning a government land cropped up before the district election officer.

indore Updated: Jan 14, 2015 18:09 IST
HT correspondent

A complaint accusing Congress mayoral candidate Archana Jaiswal of furnishing false property details and owning a government land cropped up before the district election officer on Thursday. If the allegation is proved right, it may lead to the cancellation of her candidature.

Complainant Rajendra Mundada filed the complaint with the district collector. He said, "The property details furnished by Archana Jaiswal to the Election Commission are false. She had hidden information about holding an immovable property worth Rs 2 crore in Rau."

Mundada added, "Jaiswal owns an NGO, Vidhi Seva Sankalp, which works for women's empowerment. A board indicating the NGO and mentioning her residential address has been put up on 1.75 acres of government land in Rau. A small room has been constructed there and a watchman posted for safety."

He said records obtained from the tehsil office indicate the land belongs to the government. On her part, Jaiswal denied the allegations saying that she had resigned from the post of the NGO's president four years ago. "It is a ploy made by the Opposition to frame me before the elections," she said.

In her affidavit, Jaiswal mentioned possessing 0.5 hectares of agricultural land, a 1,250-square feet plot at Kalindi Colony and a house constructed on 900 square feet at Jawahar Marg.