Nariman Point- Nationalist Congress Party spokesperson Nawab Malik has lodged a complaint against BJP with the Maharashtra Election Commission claiming the BJP has flouted campaign rules by transgressing the limit of expenses for poll campaigning.
The Election Commission has set certain limits for expenses for election campaigning. The expenses limit is set at Rs 22 crore 40 lakh for the 227 candidates for the upcoming BMC election. According to Malik, the BJP has flouted the rules by inserting ads in newspapers and news channels, without revealing the publisher's name, which Malik claims is against EC rules.
Malik further alleged that the BJP has already spent Rs 500 crore, which is far more than the limit set by the Maharashtra Election Commission. Malik also said that his party would not support the Shiv Sena even if it withdraws support to the ruling BJP at the state government level.
NCP claims it is all set for the upcoming BMC election; NCP has fielded 174 candidates in various wards in Mumbai. For the remaining 53 wards, NCP has not given tickets to its own candidates and will take a call on lending party support after the results are declared.