Thane, Apr 14 UNI | 4 months ago

The Shiv Sena candidate from the Thane Lok Sabha constituency Rajan Vichare, today alleged that the Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik was misusing his position in the constituency in the elections and a free and fair polls was not not possible if he is not not checked.

Addressing a news conference here this evening Mr Vichare told newspersons that Mr Naik's son and sitting MP Sanjiv Naik was making use of all possible means to ensure that Vichare finds it difficult in the electioneering process and does not not reach the voters, he said.

The representative of Vichare, and deputy leader of the party Vijay Nahata, who also addressed the media gave details of the violation of code conduct by father and son duo from Navi Mumbai.

He said that just before the elections the NMMC had passed tenders worth Rs 650 crores and 5 per cent of the same were collected in the form of cheques from the contractors by Mr Naik. These cheques were blank with no names of the beneficiaries written on them. These cheques worth Rs. 35 crores have surfaced now now and are being donated to various organisations, associations and SHG he said alleged.

Mr Nahata alleged that there were several beneficiaries of this "Transperant" payment and this is a kind of violation of poll code he said.

He said that a written complaint has already been made to the district election officer, observer and to the Election Commission.

He informed that the administration has taken the matter seriously and had deployed a team of finance personnel to probe the allegations. Within a couple of days the entire picture will be before you he told newsmen.

He also said that the Naiks have grabbed all the positions for putting up the banners and not not a single place was left out for Mr Vichare to put up his hoarding he said.

He further said that the election machinery should not wait for complaints instead take suo moto action on violations which was not not happening in Thane he declared.

The district will go to polls to poll on April 24.

(Posted on 15-04-2014)