Lok Sabha Polls: EC issues notice to Congress Leader Sanjay Nirupam for ‘controversial’ remark on PM Modi

The Poll Body on Tuesday issued a show cause to Congress Leader Sanjay Nirupam over his controversial against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Election Commission of India in a notice stated that it prima facie finds Nirupam of violating the model code of conduct.

Congress Leader has been asked to furnish a response on the same within 24 hours. It has been alleged that Sanjay Nirupam while speaking in Varanasi made controversial remarks about the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Nirupam reportedly speaking in Uttar Pradesh‘s Varanasi on May 7 said, ‘I feel that the person that people here have chosen- that Narendra Modi is actually the modern incarnation of Aurangzeb’. He added, ‘What Aurangzeb could not do, that Narendra Modi has done.’

He speaking in UP’s Varanasi further attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for dragging the name of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Congress Candidate from Mumbai North-West Lok Sabha Seat Sanjay Nirupam who was in Varanasi to seek votes for Congress Ajay Rai. Rai is pitched against Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is seeking his second term from the Varanasi Lok Sabha Seat.

Modi had in 2014 General elections defeated AAP’Arvind Kejriwal with over 3.80 Lakh votes. Prior to Narendra Modi, BJP Senior Leader Murli Manohar Joshi represented the Varanasi Seat since 2009-2014.

SPBSP has announced Shalini Yadav as its Candidate for the mega polls.

Varanasi Lok Sabha Seat along with 12 other seats of the state will go to polls on May 19, four days before counting.

General Elections 2019 is being held across seven phases starting April 11 to May 19. Counting of the votes will be held on May 23. Voting of the remaining 59 constituencies will be held in last and seventh phase slated for May 19.

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