Bhopal, Nov 11: The Election Commission has removed Dewas Collector Navneet Mohan Kothari for delay in taking action in the matter of alleged misbehaviour of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Minister Tukojirao Puar with district returning officer Sanjana Jain.
State Election Office sources said that the Collector was removed for not taking immediate action against the misconduct by Mr Puar and former BJP MP Phool Chand Verma with Ms Jain on November 8.
The minister allegedly threw papers at the officer after she declined to entertain his undue demand for rejecting Congress nominee Sajjan Singh Verma's nomination from Sonkutch constituency.
Mr Phool Chand Verma is BJP nominee from Sonkutch. A First Information Report was registered against the duo on November 9.
Sanjay Shukla would be the new Collector of Dewas district.
Meanwhile, directives had been issued to relieve Datia district collector and District Returning Officer P G Gillore due to health reasons. Pradeep Khare would replace Mr Gillore in Datia district.