EC files complaint against Milind Deora for violating MCC

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The Maharashtra State Election Commission on Friday filed a complaint against Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora for violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC), weeks after his remarks on ‘Jain religion’.

On April 4, while addressing an event at Zhaveri Bazar, Deora accused Shiv Sena of hurting religious sentiments of Jain followers and urged the community to teach them a lesson by not giving them vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

“Shiv Sena has been against the minorities. A few years ago, the party insulted the Jain religion by cooking meat outside Jain temples during Paryushana festival. Remember, you have to teach them a lesson through your votes,” he had said at an event.

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Subsequently, one of the Shiv Sena candidates complained to the EC stating that the allegations made by Deora were ‘false and are religiously sensitive’. Following which, the EC looked into the matter and now it has asked the police to register an FIR.

On Wednesday, the Mumbai Congress president tweeted a video in which Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani endorsed him, saying Milind is the man for South Mumbai.

Mumbai South votes on April 29 in the fourth phase in the ongoing 17th Lok Sabha election that ends on May 19. The results will be announced on May 23.

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