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Be more careful while making statements: EC to Parrikar

He allegedly said in Goa's Chimbel rally to accept bribes from other parties but vote for BJP

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Photo: PTI
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Photo: PTI

The Commission (EC) on Thursday advised Defence Minister to be more careful while making statements in future over his bribe remark during a rally in

"Your statements violate said norms, we advise you to be more careful and circumspect in future," said Commission to Parrikar.

Earlier on February 7, the Commission had issued a show cause notice to Parrikar over the same, seeking his reply by February 9.

Parrikar, in a rally in Goa's earlier on January 29 allegedly incited people to accept bribes from other parties but vote in favour of the (BJP).

"If someone takes out a rally tomorrow and you take Rs. 500-600 to go with him, there is nothing wrong in that. But make sure, you vote only for the lotus (symbol)," he said.

Forward Party had filed a complaint with state Chief Electoral Office, claiming Parrikar violated the by making such statement, saying that if action was taken against (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal, who made a similar statement a few days back, Parrikar should also not be spared.

Parrikar, however, reportedly shunned the accusation of violating the

First Published: Thu, February 16 2017. 19:47 IST