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BJP candidate from West Delhi Parvesh Singh Verma issued notice by poll body

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

West Delhi sitting MP and BJP candidate Parvesh Singh Verma was Sunday issued a notice by the Delhi poll body for allegedly seeking votes in the name of soldiers, officials said Sunday.

According to the notice issued by Returning Officer Azimul Haque, Verma also used some "objectionable" words for a particular community to seek votes, which is in violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

The BJP candidate was also accused of using unparliamentary language against his opponents while addressing the crowd on April 30, the notice said.

Verma had allegedly told the gathering that Prime Minister Narendra Modi exacted revenge for the Pulwama attack before the 'terahvi' (13th day of mourning period) of the martyred soldiers.

In an advisory issued in March, the Election Commission had said, "Parties/candidates are advised that their campaigners/candidates should desist, as part of their election campaigning, from indulging in any political propaganda involving activities of defence forces."

Verma's speech was found in violation of the commission's advisory and he has to reply to the notice within 48 hours.

The MP is pitted against Congress' Mahabal Mishra and AAP's debutant candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar for the seat, which will go to polls on May 12 along with six other parliamentary constituencies in Delhi.

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First Published: Sun, May 05 2019. 19:55 IST