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Azam Khan gets another EC notice for inflammatory remarks

NEW DELHI: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan was once on Tuesday issued a fresh show-cause notice through the Election Commission for allegedly making inflammatory remarks at quite a lot of places in Uttar Pradeh prior to now few days.

The EC gave him 24 hours to reply to the notice pronouncing prima facie he is responsible of violating the provisions of the style code.

Giving circumstances of his remarks, the EC mentioned on one instance, he had allegedly mentioned that "fascists are trying to kill him".

On any other instance, he had allegedly claimed that the Prime Minister has killed Muslims.

He had additionally allegedly mentioned that criminals were occupying constitutional posts, in an obvious jibe at Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh.

The EC identified that FlRs were registered under quite a lot of sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Representation of the People Act towards him in the cases.

The notice additionally identified that the Supreme Court has noted that religion and caste cannot be utilized by any person whilst making any remark all the way through electioneering.

"Now, therefore, the Commission, after considering the available material and extant instructions on the matter, has decided to provide you an opportunity to explain your stand regarding the said statements. Your explanation shall be submitted within 24 hours of receipt of this notice, failing which the Commission shall take a decision without further reference to you," it mentioned.

Not satisfied with the answer on "khaki underwear" jibe at BJP candidate Jaya Prada, the commission had on Monday barred him from campaigning for 72 hours starting Tuesday morning.

While Tuesday's ban is pan India, Khan had faced a equivalent UP-centric ban in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls for his inflammatory remarks.

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