All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi had yesterday accepted the lapses on part of his party in filing the requisite documents with the state election commission, which led the latter to cancel AIMIM’s registration as a political party in Maharashtra. Asaduddin Owaisi said there was a delay by the AIMIM to submit the documents and they have written to the commission to ‘condone their lapses’. “The norms are that a political party must submit regular accounts and other details.
Unfortunately, there have been lapses on our part. After we received a showcause notice, we had given a notice to the Maharashtra state election commission requesting them to condone our lapses,” Owaisi told ANI. “Then we also submitted our documents, but I think it was too late. We will definitely appeal to the commission and in future we will abide by all prescribed norms,” he added. The Maharashtra Election Commission earlier in the day cancelled AIMIM’s registration as a state political party for failing to file its income tax and funds details. The State Election Commission reportedly took this decision after the AIMIM did not respond to notices sent to the party asking it to submit the reports. The cancelation of its registration essentially means that the commission has barred AIMIM from contesting the state civic polls.