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Shiv Sena to approach EC over horse trading in Council polls

Shiv Sena has decided to approach the Election Commission alleging horse trading in the polls after one of its candidates lost in the Maharashtra Council elections.

Updated: Jun 11, 2010, 23:36 PM IST

Mumbai: Shiv Sena has decided to approach
the Election Commission alleging horse trading in the polls
after one of its candidates lost in the Maharashtra Council
elections.

"MLAs sold their votes in these polls. The horse
trading was done using people`s money and we would approach
the Election Commission in this regard," Sena MP Sanjay Raut
told reporters.

Raut claimed that the party has evidence about the
money exchanged during the polls and would ask the Commission
to take strict action.

Criticising Raj Thackeray`s Maharashtra Navnirman
Sena, Raut said "the real face of MNS is before the people
now. Despite crying for cause of Marathi `manoos`, the party
voted for the ruling Congress and NCP."

Diwakar Raote and Raut met party chief Bal Thackeray
at his residence Matoshree in suburban Bandra today.

Some senior party leaders were also present there,
party sources said, adding the defeat of Sena candidate Anil
Parab was discussed in the meeting.

However, senior party leader and MLA Subhash Desai
said that there was no such meeting to assess the defeat.

PTI