India, March 27 -- Shortly before Shiv Sena (UBT) named Amol Kirtikar as its Lok Sabha candidate from the Mumbai North-West constituency on Wednesday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned him for questioning over alleged irregularities in the distribution of khichdi during the Covid-19 pandemic.

People aware of the matter said that the ED suspects Kirtikar helped the vendor, who secured the contract for the distribution, and had financial transactions worth several lakhs in that regard. Kirtikar has denied the allegations.

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut said the ED has initiated action against Kirtikar but they will not change his candidature.

The Mumbai Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) questioned Kirtikar in September. T...