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EC notice to Sonia: BJP says its pressure paid off

india Updated: Dec 09, 2007 17:29 IST

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The BJP on Sunday said the Election Commission has shown "even-handedness" by issuing notice to Congress President Sonia Gandhi for her 'merchant of death' remarks and claimed it was the result of its pressure.

"It appears as if finally our pressure on the Election Commission, which was taking unilateral action against Narendra Modi, has paid off," senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said.

He said the Election Commission is now showing "even- handedness in issuing notices to Sonia Gandhi and Digvijay Singh because afterall these are the two people, especially Gandhi, who started off" the verbal duel.

BJP had been demanding action against the Congress chief, saying her "provocative" statement calling Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as "merchant of death" had prompted him to respond.

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