Maha poll commission cancels registration of Owaisi party

Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Election Commission today cancelled the registration of Asaduddin Owaisi’s state based political party All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) which will not be able to contest upcoming civic polls in Maharashtra.

The MSEC has banned All India Majlise-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) from contesting ensuing local body elections in the state.

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Imtiaz Jaleel who is one of two legislators of the AIMIM in Maharashtra said that the party will contest the election as the party has appealed against the ban.

He twitted, “Will appeal with Maharashtra EC against ban on AIMIM for not filing returns. Party will contest local body elections due in a few months.”

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Party sources said it was studying the ban order. The Hyderabad-headquartered party won two assembly seats in Maharashtra in the elections held in 2014.

The ban was put on party for not disclosing about the sources of funds.

Owaisi who admitted mistake and told media persons, “We committed a mistake. We will submit the documents required by the Election Commission for the local elections.”

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