Thane, Apr 15 : BJP MLA Manda Mhatre has been booked for violating the Model Code of Conduct.
Ms Mhatre has been accused of flouting Election Commission's norms by requesting voters to cast their ballots twice in favour of Rajan Baburao Vichare, a sitting Member of Parliament (MP) from Thane Lok
Sabha constituency, while campaigning for him on April 13.
A case in this regard has been registered against her under the 171-D and 171-F of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in the Kopar Khairane police station.
According to the complaint filed by the election officials with the police on Sunday, the MLA appealed voters through her speech to vote twice in the current Lok Sabha polls, one for Narendra Patil of the SS-BJP combine in the Satara constituency on April 23 and again for Rajan Vichare, SS-BJP candidate from Thane constituency.
Casting a vote twice is simply violation of the model code of conduct, the complaint stated.
Manda Mhatre was elected from Belapur Assembly seat on BJP ticket in the 2014 Assembly election in Maharashtra. (UNI)