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EC notice to Sidhu for remark against Modi

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Published on May 07, 2019 with No Comments

The Election Commission of India (EC) has issued a notice to Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for his remarks against Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.

The EC has asked Sidhu to furnish his response in relation to his remarks against Modi at a rally in Ahmedabad on April 17. This is the second time that the EC has issued notice to Sidhu. In his speech in Ahmedabad, he had called the Prime Minister a “biggest liar” and a “thief”. The EC in its notice said the speech in question was “examined in the commission and the statements were found to be in violation” of the provisions of the model code of conduct. “Therefore, the Commission, after considering the available material and extant provisions of the model code of conduct and instructions on the matter, has decided to provide an opportunity to Sidhu to submit his explanation, “ the EC said.

During the rally in Ahmedabad, Sidhu had launched a scathing attack on Modi.On an earlier occasion in Bihar, Sidhu had urged Muslims to vote unitedly to ensure Modi’s defeat and then the EC had banned him from campaigning for 72 hours over his controversial remarks.

 

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