The Election Commission OF India (ECI) on Wednesday said it had not given any direction to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to issue a notice to NCP chief Sharad Pawar over his poll affidavits.
The ECI’s statement came a day after Mr. Pawar said that the Income Tax Department haD served him a notice in connection with his affidavits submitted to the poll panel.
Talking to reporters in Mumbai on Tuesday, Mr. Pawar said the I-T department had sought his “clarification and explanation” on some poll affidavits furnished by him.
“I got the notice yesterday…We are happy that they [the Centre] love us from among all the members…The notice was served by Income Tax after the Election Commission asked (it) to…We will reply to the notice,” he said.
The poll panel, referring to media reports, in a statement said, “…It is stated that the Election Commission of India has…