A case was registered against Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh president Prakash Ambedkar for allegedly making objectionable remarks against the Election Commission (EC). According to police, addressing an election rally at Digras in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district, yesterday, Ambedkar said he would jail the EC for two days if voted to power.
The Yavatmal district collector lodged a complaint against Ambedkar at the Digras police station and a case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 503 (criminal intimidation), 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) and 189 (threat of injury to public servant) was registered.
Ambedkar has formed the “Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi”, an alliance with the Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
The State Election Commission had sought a report from the local poll officials on Ambedkar’s speech. Ambedkar, the grandson of B R Ambedkar, is himself contesting the Lok Sabha election from Solapur and Akola in Maharashtra