Maharashtra: AIMIM restored, Owaisi can contest Mumbai civic elections

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Maharashtra state election Commission on Monday restored the registration of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) after revoking it a month ago on account of non-submission of the mandatory income tax and fund details despite reminders.

The Commission, which conducts local body polls, also restored the registration of five other parties, which were de-registered along with several other local outfits last month for their failure to provide details of income tax returns and audited accounts.

The move is a relief for the Asaduddin Owaisi-led party which was looking forward to Mumbai’s 2017 civic elections after winning two assembly seats in 2014.

The party has been re-registered after completing necessary formalities, a SEC official told PTI. The commission had barred the Hyderabad-based AIMIM and 190 other parties from contesting the civic polls in the state on July12.

Only AIMIM has addressed the deficiency and got its registration back so far.

Wefornews Bureau

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