Jhabua bypoll: Indore MLA booked
BJP MLA Ramesh Mendola was booked on Sunday for being present in Jabhua Assembly seat, which goes to polls on Monday, even after the campaign period ended.Mendola is an MLA from Indore-II seat and Election Commission rules specify that political functionaries/party workers, who have been brought from outside or are not listed as voters of a poll-bound constituency, have to leave the place once the campaign period is over.Campaigning for the Jhabua bypoll ended at 5p.m. on Saturday. Superintendent of Police Vinit Jain said information was received at 4p.m. that Mr. Mendola was seen in Bhagor village which is part of Jhabua Assembly segment.“We have registered a case under sections 171F (undue influence at an election) and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC against Mr. Mendola,” the SP said. He has not been arrested as yet, Mr. Jain added.Move criticisedThe move was criticised by the BJP with its district general secretary Praveen Surana claiming the police was displaying bias.“Mendola was coming from Gujarat and going to Ujjain when the police stopped him at Antarvelia post. This is harassment,” he said.