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Maharashtra assembly elections: Eight cases of poll code violation in Nagpur

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The Times Of India
21st October, 2019 04:58 IST

NAGPUR: As any as eight offences for violating model code of conduct imposed for the state Assembly elections have been registered in the district so far. However, no violations were reported in city.

Among the eight cases, four have been reported at Saoner Assembly constituency, and two at Ramtek and Katol each.

The first offence was registered against Pawan Jaiswal, who has been booked in two cases for misuse of loudspeaker and allowing more number of persons in the rally than permitted. Congress supporter Dhanraj Chormare from Saoner has been booked for pressurizing and abusing voters to vote for his party.

Another case was registered against a BJP supporter for misusing loudspeaker in Saoner on October 5. NCP candidate Anil Deshmukh, who contesting the Katol seat, has been booked for organizing a rally without permission.

BSP worker from Katol Sanjay Sattekar has also been booked for organizing a rally without permission. Independent candidate Ashish Jaiswal, who is in fray from Ramtek constituency, has been booked for making several allegations on the character of a person during his speech.

“We are keeping a close eye on candidates and their followers since the model code of conduct came into force. We are also issuing certificates to candidates who want give advertisements in newspapers and television. Social media is under huge scrutiny for any poll code violations,” said an official.

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