Sharma, who has submitted his resignation, is a Congress legislator from Akhnoor and he is known as firebrand party leader.
MNS secured just one of the 288 seats in the assembly polls.
The Commission, in its order, rejected Thackeray’s stand that he had merely stated the policy of his party.
The EC team sought information about election preparations from the deputy commissioners (DCs) and SSPs.
Pune district has been allotted Rs 18.9 crore, and the same amount was allotted to Thane. Mumbai suburban received Rs 23.4 crore.
BJP spokesperson Khalid Jehangir said his party was also ready for polls.
Vinod Tiwari, BJP’s legal cell chief, said Thackeray had violated the Model Code of Conduct.
According to the EC, the e-postal ballot system has almost no risk of manipulation, rigging or violation of secrecy.
Process peaceful, no complaint received from 7,475 polling stations, said DC.
The officers in charge of the model polling booths put in efforts to make them look colourful.
The poll body allowed the extension of deadline following a request by the MNS leader.
Cash and illicit liquor were being transported to poll-bound Maharashtra apparently to lure voters.
Expressing “displeasure”, EC said it expects Gadkari to be “more circumspect in your public utterances in future.”
The Election Commission of India on Friday said it did not find anything in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio broadcast called “Man Ki Baat” that violated the electoral model code of conduct. “The audio of the speech under reference and its script have been heard and perused in the Commission. I am directed to state […]
The Model Code came into force on September 12 for the October 15 assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana.