Panaji: Election Commission of Goa
office is contemplating filing a first information report
(FIR) against the Goa Cricket Association president and
Congress legislator Dayanand Narvekar for violation of
election code of conduct.
Joint Chief Electoral Officer, Narayan Navti, told
reporters here that deputy collector, who was investigating
the alleged violation, had recommended filing of FIR.
Narvekar is accused of violating the code by distributing
free sport kits to local clubs affiliated to GCA, allegedly
for luring the voters ahead of March 3 assembly polls.
"We have forwarded the recommendation to the Election
Commission of India, seeking advice. We are waiting for
communication from the Commission," Navti said.
Narvekar, a former vice president of BCCI, is eyeing
Congress ticket from Aldona constituency.
Two Goa residents, Shekhar Salkar and Vallabh Kamat
Dhakankar, had filed complaint with the Commission regarding
the distribution of kits.