New Delhi, January 10: The Election Commission of India has issued a notice to BJP’s controversial MP Sakhsi Maharaj on Tuesday for his offensive comments about a minority group in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
The BJP parliamentary on January 6 had violated EC’s Model Code of Conduct by blaming Muslims for the population explosion in a public rally ahead of polls. The EC seeks a reply from Sakshi Maharaj by January 11.
Congress has acted swiftly on the offensive statement and wrote to EC for action against SC’s directive that no political party would use religion to seek votes in the upcoming elections.
EC described Model Code of Conduct as:
“No party or candidate shall include in any activity which may aggravate existing differences or create mutual hatred or cause tension between different castes and communities, religious or linguistic… There shall be no appeal to caste or communal feelings for securing votes. Mosques, Churches, Temples or other places of worship shall not be used as forum for election propaganda.”
He said in the rally, any community that is “allowed to marry four times and have 40 children is responsible for the country’s population explosion”.