<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday urged the Election Commission to take cognizance of Maharashtra BJP chief Raosaheb Danve’s remark that ‘lakshmi’ comes a day before polls and said if proper action is not initiated on this matter then there will be no democracy left in the state.NCP leader Nawab Malik said Danve’s remark proves that the BJP has spent black money in the local bodies polls, adding the complaint filed against one of the BJP MLAs for demanding liquor from the Excise Department makes the matter more serious.”This is misuse of power. His remarks prove that there was distribution of liquor in the local bodies polls. We will meet the Election Commission in this matter and demand a probe into the matter. The Election Commission must take this matter seriously otherwise there will be no democracy left in the state,” Malik told ANI.Danve had last week said that the day before polling was an important one as ‘lakshmi’ comes home a day before the elections and one should accept it.”Do not refuse it and be determined to cast your vote,” he said while addressing a rally at Paithan in Aurangabad district on Saturday.The Maharashtra Election Commission later issued a showcause notice to him for his remark.

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Controversial remark: NCP seeks EC intervention, demands action against Raosaheb Danve