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EC sends notice to Sakshi Maharaj

Updated on: 10-Jan-2017
Stating that Sakshi Maharaj had violated the code of conduct, the EC, in its notice, said he had also violated the Supreme Courtís ruling and his remarks, read in entirety, ďhave the effect of promoting enmity between classes of society".

TAKING COGNISANCE of the Congressís complaint, the Election Commission issued a showcasue notice to BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj on Tuesday for allegedly making communal remarks. He has been asked to submit his explanation by January 11. EC sends notice to Sakshi Maharaj


He alleged that the money earned from cattle slaughter was being used to fund terrorism.

The remarks were made less than a week after the Supreme Court ruled that political parties and candidates canít seek votes in the name of religion or caste, and with just over a month left for the first phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh on February 11. While the BJP distanced itself from his remarks, the BJP MP later claimed he was misquoted.

Stating that Sakshi Maharaj had violated the code of conduct, the EC, in its notice, said he had also violated the Supreme Courtís ruling and his remarks, read in entirety, ďhave the effect of promoting enmity between classes of society.Ē




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