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EC issues notice to Yogi Adityanath over 'Modiji ki sena' remark

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Wednesday despatched a realize to Uttar Pradesh leader minister Yogi Adityanath for his recent remark in Ghaziabad crediting "Modiji ki sena" for countering terrorists with "bullets and bombs". The realize is in view of Adiyanath's feedback having invoked the military, prima facie violating the EC's directions dated March 19 asking political parties to restrain their campaigners and candidates from indulging in political propaganda involving actions of the defence forces.

Sources in Lucknow said the UP leader minister has been requested to reply to the EC show-cause realize latest by April five afternoon.

EC had requested UP leader electoral officer to hunt a factual file from the Ghaziabad district magistrate quickly after Adityanath made the arguable remarks at an election rally. "Congress ke log aatankwadiyon ko biryani khilate the aur Modi ji ki sena aatankwadiyon ko goli aur gola deti hai. (Congress would feed 'biryani' to terrorists, while Modi's army gives them bullets and bombs). This is the difference. The Congress people use 'ji' to refer to Masood Azhar to encourage terrorism," he was once quoted as having said.

Adityanath's feedback are being seen as prima facie invoking the defence forces to further the political and electoral potentialities of the BJP.

In an instruction dated March 19, the EC had suggested the political parties and candidates to invite their campaigners and candidates to desist, "as part of their election campaigning, from indulging in any political propaganda involving activities of the defence forces." This was once days after it reiterated its directions restraining political parties and candidates from exhibiting pictures of defence group of workers and functions involving defence group of workers of their ads.

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