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BJP's Kirron Kher gets EC notice for using children in election campaigns

'You shared a video on twitter account which shows that children are being used for election campaign in your favour through slogan 'Vote for Kirron Kher' and 'Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkar',' notice said

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Kirron Kher
File photo of Kirron Kher. Photo courtesy: @KirronKherBJP

The has issued a notice, seeking reply of BJP's candidate after she shared a video on twitter in which children were seen campaigning for her.

The poll panel has asked the to reply within 24 hours.

"You have shared a video on your twitter account which shows that children are being used for election campaign in your favour through slogan 'Vote for Kirron Kher' and 'Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkar'," the notice, issued on May 3, said.

In the notice, it was mentioned that the in January 2017 had requested the to ensure that children are not involved in any form with election-related activities, by either elections officials or political parties.

The EC had subsequently instructed that it should be ensured by all political parties and election officials that children are not involved in any election-related activity, as per the notice.

is seeking re-election from the seat and is pitted against four-time and candidate and AAP's Harmohan Dhawan.

will vote in the last phase of elections on May 19.

First Published: Sat, May 04 2019. 14:00 IST
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