Bangla Hunt Desk: The Election Commission has asked the Central Board of Direct Taxes to probe the election affidavits of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya Thackeray along with Nationalist Congress Party leader Supriya Sul. Incidentally, two of them have been accused of filing false affidavits. According to sources, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has been asked to disclose the truth of the property given in the election affidavit by these three.
The Election Commission official said the complaint was lodged a month ago. A reminder was also sent in this regard. In the election affidavit, a candidate gives information about his maximum assets and educational qualifications. In 2013, the Election Commission made it a rule for the CBDT to investigate the written information provided by each candidate.
The Election Commission is awaiting the CBDT's report to take action. If the allegations against the leaders are proved, the CBDT will be able to file a case against them under Section 125A of the Indian Penal Code. This section carries a maximum of 6 months in jail or a fine, or both.
Apart from Uddhav and Aditya Thackeray, Sharad Pawar's daughter, NCP MP Supriya Sule and Gujarat MLA Nathabhai A Patel have also been given false property details in their election affidavits.
The complainant has submitted a lot of evidence to the Election Commission to prove his point. The Election Commission, on the other hand, has assigned the CBDT to investigate the case. This time the Election Commission will take the next step on the basis of the CBDT's investigation report. And if found guilty in the investigation, it is assumed that the problems of these leaders will increase.