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EC censures Giriraj Singh for 'grave' remark

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Sunday "censured" for his communal remarks.

The commission also condemned his statement and asked him to be careful with his utterances during the enforcement of the model code period.

The said Singh has violated provisions of the model code and directions of the which had said that religion cannot be used while making statements during campaigning.

Taking suo motu cognisance, the district administration in had on April 25 booked Singh for violating the poll code and the Representation of the People Act by making controversial remarks against Muslims at a rally on April 24, where was also present.

Addressing the rally in Begusarai, Singh had said in Hindi, "Those who cannot say Vande Mataram or cannot respect the motherland, the nation will never forgive them. My ancestors died at the Simaria Ghat and did not need a grave but you need three handspans of space."

In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, he was barred from campaigning in and for communal remarks.

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 22:26 IST