Munde moves court, seeks stay on MCA poll

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SummaryMunde, who appeared before the court at 4 pm along with his lawyer Vivekanand Gupta, told reporters that his candidature was wrongly rejected.

Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde Friday approached the city civil court seeking a stay on the Mumbai Cricket Associations (MCA) election held on October 18 for the president’s post.

In his application, Munde claimed that the election process was malafide and arranged to suit and facilitate NCP leader and Union minister Sharad Pawar. The matter has been adjourned till Saturday. Pawar will be announced elected unopposed as the MCA president since Munde was the only other contender for the post and his nomination was rejected.

Munde, who appeared before the court at 4 pm along with his lawyer Vivekanand Gupta, told reporters that his candidature was wrongly rejected. “I had submitted my passport along with other documents. My passport was issued in Mumbai,” he said.

In 2011, Munde added, Vilasrao Deshmukh had contested for the post of MCA president without any document to state that he was a permanent resident of Mumbai. “He was elected on the basis of documents from Latur, where he originally belonged,” he claimed.

mumbai.newsline@expressindia.com

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