Report by OD bureau; New Delhi: The Biju Janata Dal has urged the Chief Election Commission to re-scrutinize the nomination paper of UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee. This was informed by the BJD MP in Lok Sabha Mr. Bhartuhari Mahatab.
Mahatab said that, "Today we have formally submitted written complaints to Chief Election Commission to review nomination paper of Mukherjee." Opposing the Returning Officer's decision, he said they have made submissions before the EC and sought its intervention. "As per rules, the EC has powers to intervene as the election process is on. We have filed our written statement petitioning the Election Commission."
Mahtab said, "Resignation of Pranab Mukherjee from the ISI was not appropriately accepted as M G K Menon is not the appropriate authority to accept the reservation of the Chairman."
It should be noted that Sangma's camp has raised the issue of Mukherjee's resignation letter where his signature was disputed. It was also disputed that the letter was backdated.