Thane: The late Palghar BJP MP Chintaman Wanga’s wife Jayshree has filed a complaint of violation of model code of conduct against the BJP, accusing the saffron party of unauthorized use of her husband’s pictures on publicity material for the upcoming by-poll. In her complaint filed with the returning officer, Jayshree has claimed the BJP is using her husband’s pictures in the publicity material, including hoardings and banners, for the May 28 by-poll without anyone’s permission.
This is a clear violation of the model code of conduct and immediate action be taken against those who have “misused” the pictures, she stated. The by-poll to the tribal-dominated constituency, located 110 km away from Mumbai, was necessitated following the death of Wanga, the sitting MP, in January this year.
In a jolt to the BJP, the Shiv Sena has fielded the late MP’s son Sriniwas Wanga for the by-poll which has added to the tussle between the two allies. The BJP has given ticket to Congress turncoat and former minister Rajendra Gavit while the Congress has fielded former MP Damodar Shingda. Local outfit Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA), which has three MLAs in total six assembly segments in the Palghar constituency, has nominated former MP Baliram Jadhav.