scorecardresearch
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

Vijayvargiya ‘Chunnu-Munnu’ remarks violated poll code provisions: Election Commission

The BJP leader also said that "abiding by the directions of the Election Commission and the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct is paramount for him as well as every party worker of the BJP, and he has highest regard of the same."

CAA implementation, Kailash Vijayvargiya, bjp can implementation, bengal caa implementation, citizenship law, west bengal assembly elections 2021, West Bengal assembly polls 2021, matua community, indian expressKailash Vijayvargiya, BJP general secretary and party's West Bengal in-charge.

The Election Commission on Friday said the “chunnu-munnu” remarks made by Kailash Vijayvargiya against Congress’ Digvijaya Singh and Kamal Nath were in violation of the poll code provisions and advised the senior BJP leader not to use “any such word” in his public utterances during the model code period.

The commission had issued a notice to the BJP leader on October 26 seeking his reply.

According to the notice, the statement made in Sanwer, Indore, during an election rally on October 14 against the two was found to be in violation of the provisions of the model code.

The BJP leader had also dubbed them as ‘gaddar’ or traitors.

Subscriber Only Stories
Catching up with the mega fauna in Africa on the translocation of the che...Premium
Dibang hydel project: Arunachal says no land for national park, NGT drops...Premium
15 stations, 14 km: Shimla aims to decongest roads with ropeway transitPremium
Vijay Rupani interview: ‘The legislature party meeting is merely a ...Premium

Bypolls to 28 Madhya Pradesh Assembly seats will be held on November 3 for which campaigning is on

In his response, Vijayvargiya said the remarks quoted in the notice are in complete misunderstanding of its context.

The complaint is in an election driven narrative of the Congress party to change the course of the election, he said.

Advertisement

The BJP leader also said that “abiding by the directions of the Election Commission and the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct is paramount for him as well as every party worker of the BJP, and he has highest regard of the same.”

The order said the commission has carefully considered the matter “and is of considered view that Kailash Vijayvargiya has violated Para (2) of Part I of the General Conduct Model Code of Conduct for the Guidance of Political Parties and Candidates”.

The commission advised Vijayvargiya that “while making public utterances he should not use any such word or statement during the period of Model Code of Conduct.”

First published on: 30-10-2020 at 02:03:24 pm
Next Story

Watch: ‘Ant-Man’ Paul Rudd wins hearts after handing out cookies to early voters

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement