Mumbai, March 2: Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari today claimed that Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam had failed to reveal in a 2014 Lok Sabha poll affidavit that his wife was a director in a company.Also Read - Mumbai Local Train Latest News: Maharashtra BJP Demands Immediate Resumption of Trains For All, Aaditya Thackeray Says Matter Under Consideration

Nirupam, who was asked by BJP to explain the alleged omission, could not be contacted for his reaction despite several attempts. Bhandari said in a statement that Nirupam did not disclose the information in the affidavit filed with his nomination papers for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, which he was contesting as a candidate from the Mumbai North constituency.(ALSO READ: Rail budget focuses on amenities for common man: Maharashtra BJP). Also Read - Maharashtra: BJP Loses Jalgaon Mayoral Election After 27 Party Corporators Cross-Vote, Shiv Sena Nominee Wins

Last week, Congress had alleged that Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde was a director of a private firm and that amounted to a conflict of interest. Tawde had said he was just an honorary director and received no salary. Also Read - Girls Stripped, Forced to Dance by Cops; Maharashtra Government Forms Probe Committee

Nirupam should explain the omission in his affidavit, Bhandari said, adding that legal action should be taken against the Congress leader for the alleged non-disclosure of information.

According to Bhandari, Nirupam’s wife Geeta is a director with a private company. She was a director of the company since it was set up on July 13, 2011, the BJP leader claimed. He said Tawde had not done anything illegal and provided all the relevant information in his election affidavit but Nirupam levelled baseless allegations against the minister and led a protest march to his house.