This came after BJP leader Kirit Somaiya wrote to the Election Commission of India asking it to take cognizance of Pawar's remark.

Addressing a gathering of ‘mathadi’ workers (head loaders) in Mumbai on Sunday, Pawar said, "Last time, the polling in Satara and Mumbai was on the same day and people went to their hometowns. But this time, polling in Satara is on April 17 and here on April 24. Vote for the clock (NCP symbol) there and come back to vote for the clock here as well," he said, to loud laughs at the gathering held in the APMC market here.

"Do erase the ink mark, which will be put when you vote first," he added.

The NCP chief's remarks came a day after his party MLC Dhananjay Munde disclosed that he had at the behest of his now estranged uncle and BJP leader Gopinath Munde, facilitated bogus voting in Beed district in the 2009 polls.

Pawar, however, later clarified that his comment was misunderstood and that since he wasn't addressing a public meet, he has not violated any election rules. He went on to say that his comment was made in jest.

The Aam Aadmi Party has also said that it will file a complaint with the Election Commission on Monday.


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