Twitter

Facebook

Youtube

RSS

Hindi News | Samay | UP/Uttarakhand | MP/Chhattisgarh | Bihar/Jharkhand | Rajasthan | Aalami Samay
  Rashtriya Sahara Roznama Sahara
EC sends show cause notice to Sakshi Maharaj
Last Updated : 10 Jan 2017 03:40:45 PM IST
(File photo)
(File photo)
 

The Election Commission on Tuesday issued show cause notice to BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj and said it is prima facie of the opinion that he violated the Model Code of Conduct by making "impugned statements".

The Unnao MP's speech at a religious gathering at Meerut in the poll-bound state attracted widespread condemnation while his own party distanced itself from his remarks.

Addressing a gathering of seers on January 6, the controversial Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader called for implementing the Uniform Civil Code and indirectly held the Muslims responsible for the population explosion.

"Population is rising rapidly, and so are the country's problems. But Hindus are not responsible for this. Those who talk about four wives and 40 children are responsible," he had said.



The Election Commission, in its notice, said the Model Code of Conduct is clear that there should be no appeal to caste or communal feelings, and also cited the Supreme Court judgement that held that religion and caste should not be used by anyone while making any statement during electioneering or otherwise.

"The Commission prima facie is of opinion that you have violated the aforesaid provisions of the Model Code of Conduct and also wilfully disobeyed the aforesaid order of hon'ble Supreme Court by making the impugned statements," the notice said.

BJP has distanced itself from the remarks by Sakshi Maharaj.

 



IANS
For Latest Updates Please-

Join us on

Follow us on


What binds the two most talked about nations - India and Pakistan together? What makes the

Actress Sonal Panwar, who plays the character of Mallika in the sitcom ’Happu Ki Ultan P

LG Electronics Inc said on Wednesday that it will introduce new C with its artificial inte

 

Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live

172.31.16.186