CD issue: EC gives opportunity for BJP to reply
The EC decides to give opportunity to BJP to put its views on the demands by its rivals for its derecognition in connection with the anti-Muslim CDs released by the party.india Updated: Apr 09, 2007 03:41 IST
The Election Commission on Saturday decided to give an opportunity to BJP to put its views on the demands by its rivals for its derecognition in connection with the anti-Muslim CDs released by the party's Lucknow unit.
Mayawati-led BSP and V P Singh's Jan Morcha, who have complained to the Commission, have also been given an opportunity to put forth their views, EC sources.
The hearing would take place on Monday, the sources said.
BSP chief Mayawati had petitioned the Election Commission demanding derecognition of the BJP for releasing a compact disc (CD) carrying "inflammatory campaign material".
Former Prime Minister VP Singh's Jan Morcha had also petitioned the poll authority seeking derecognition of the BJP for distributing "communal" CDs.
Singh met Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami complained that the campaign CDs brought by the BJP have "vitiated the atmosphere" in the poll-bound state.