EC issues notice to BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj for his alleged remarks against the minorities
Sakshi Maharaj has to reply to the notice by Wednesday forenoon.
The Congress Party had lodged a complain against the BJP MP after his alleged public speech at a gathering in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, last week, amounted to supporting enmity on religious grounds, media reported.
The Model Code of Conduct has been implemented in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. Coupled with the recent Supreme Court judgement that invoking religion, caste, etc for influencing voters is a corrupt practice under the Representation of People Act, the MP's alleged speech has been under the EC radar.
The EC, which also mentioned that a police case had been registered against him, said the complaint filed on January 7 alleges that his Meerut speech, read in entirety, had the effect of promoting enmity between different classes in connection with the election on grounds of religion, reported The Hindu.
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