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EC issues notice to UP CM Adityanath for his 'Babur ki aulad' remark

On April 15, the commission had censured Adityanath for his communal remarks and barred him for 72 hours from campaigning

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Photo:PTI)

The Election Commission Thursday issued a show cause notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his "Babur ki aulad" remark.

The EC pointed out that while addressing a rally in Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh on April 19, Adityanath had said "would you hand over the reins of the country to terrorists, to those who call themselves children of Babur (Babur ki aulad)...to those who oppose Bajrangbali".

While giving him 24 hours to reply to the notice, the poll panel cited a provision under the Model Code of Conduct which states that no activity should be carried out which may aggravate existing difference or create mutual hatred between communities.

On April 15, the commission had censured Adityanath for his communal remarks and barred him for 72 hours from campaigning and on April 5, he was let off by the EC with a light rap for his "Modiji ke sena" remark.

First Published: Thu, May 02 2019. 22:41 IST
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