No records of poll violation left with the Maharashtra CEO
Reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that all the records pertaining to cases of registered for violation of election code in the last three Lok Sabha polls against the candidates has been destroyed by the fire in the Mantralaya. The reply has also shown that the action taken against the candidates by the state election commission was also destroyed by the fire mishap at Mantralaya on June 21, 2012.
Anil Galgali had desired to know the number of MPs disqualified for violating the poll code. He also sought the details of re-polls conducted on seats represented by them, if any. Replying to the query, the Public Information Officer of the General Administration Department (GAD) informed that the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has no records to provide any information.
The applicant has demanded action against candidates for violating the model code of conduct. The Mantralaya fire in which the offices of chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar were set ablaze, led to five deaths and several injuries.