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Rane asks EC to scrap Sena`s registration as state party

Last Updated: Friday, February 12, 2010 - 13:17

Mumbai: Terming Shiv Sena`s agitation over
the non-Maharashtrian issue as "unconstitutional", Maharashtra
Revenue Minister Narayan Rane on Friday asked Election Commission
to cancel registration of the party.

"Shiv Sena has raised the issue of non-Maharashtrians
from Mumbai which is completely contrary to its own
constitution and laws of the country. I request you to cancel
their registration," Rane said in a letter to the Chief
Election Commissioner.

Sena was recognised as a state political party by
accepting certain rules and constitution, Rane said, adding
they have agreed to the ideology of democracy and belief that
all citizens should be equal before the law.

"It was stated that they believe in common civil code for
all citizens irrespective of their casts, creed, religion,
language," the Minister said.

However, the party should now make it clear if they still
believe in national integrity by raising the issue of
non-Maharashtrians, Rane said.

"The Commission should ask Sena to file an affidavit
stating they believe in national integration," he added.


First Published: Friday, February 12, 2010 - 13:17

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