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Elections Commission notice to Azam Khan for ‘derogatory statements’

Without mentioning name, Khan, at a rally on Sunday made controversial statements against Jaya.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 17, 2019 01:35 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Azam Khan,Jaya Prada,BJP
In a notice to Khan, EC said he violated the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct and provided Khan an opportunity to explain his stand regarding his statements within 24 hours.(Ritu Singh)

The Election Commission reprimanded Samajwajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan for “making derogatory statements” against BJP candidate from Rampur, Jaya Prada and barred him from holding any public meetings for 72 hours. In a notice to Khan, EC said he violated the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct and provided Khan an opportunity to explain his stand regarding his statements within 24 hours. Without mentioning name, Khan, at a rally on Sunday made controversial statements against Jaya.

First Published: Apr 17, 2019 01:35 IST