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Ban Rahul Gandhi from holding rallies: HP BJP to EC

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

The Wednesday urged the EC to ban from holding poll rallies for levelling "baseless" allegations against by "misinterpreting" a order.

The demand comes a day after the served a notice to Himachal Pradesh (BJP) for his alleged derogatory remarks against the Gandhi scion.

Accusing the president of "deliberately misinterpreting" the apex court's April 10 order allowing "leaked" defence ministry documents to be taken on record, the party submitted memorandums to district election officers (DEOs) across the state addressed to the election commissioner (CEC).

In the state capital Shimla, BJP workers led by state and submitted the memorandum to

In the memorandums, the BJP stated that the SC had on April 15 issued a notice to on the Rafale controversy and asked him to explain by April 22 his 'chowkidar chor hai' remarks against Modi.

The notice came after the saffron party filed the petition in the top court on April 12.

Following the apex court's ruling on the "leaked" Rafale documents, the chief had claimed a moral victory and said that the court had clarified that Modi "committed theft", the memorandum said, adding that Rahul Gandhi's comment was in violation of the SC order.

Requesting the CEC to take action against the Gandhi scion, the BJP argued that it was necessary for ensuring free and fair elections.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 15:30 IST