Navjot Singh Sidhu, former cricketer and BJP's candidate for Amritsar Lok Sabha bypolls, has admitted in his reply to an Election Commission notice that he used foul language against his Congress rival during a TV show.
Sidhu, in his reply, said the entire atmosphere went wrong when Congress candidate Surinder Singla called him a "murderer", EC Observer PS Randhawa said on Tuesday.
A notice was issued by the EC to Sidhu and Singla for using foul language during a live programme organised on a TV channel on Sunday.
Singla, in his reply, said it was Sidhu who first used abusive language and thereafter the supporters of BJP who had come with Sidhu went on rampage and smashed the stage, Randhawa said.
He said the reply of both the candidates have proved that violation of Election Code of Conduct was committed. A report has been prepared and would be sent to the Election Commission to take further action against both the candidates.