EC sends notice to AAP leader Sanjay Singh over his remarks on BJP

The election body has given the senior AAP leader time till 12 noon on Friday to reply to the notice.

Published: 06th February 2020 03:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th February 2020 03:07 PM   |  A+A-

AAP leader Sanjay Singh

AAP leader Sanjay Singh. (File photo| ANI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Thursday issued a notice to AAP leader Sanjay Singh for his reported remark that the kind of situation the BJP was creating here was to cause a "major trouble" in Shaheen Bagh-Jamia area.

The EC, in the notice, said his statement prima facie could also "create confusion and panic" among voters. The commission has given the senior AAP leader time till 12 noon on Friday to reply to the notice. Singh had reportedly made the remarks in an interview to a broadcast news agency.

"The commission is prima facie of the view that by making those distorted and unverified comments, you have violated the Model Code of Conduct apart from the fact that his statements could create confusion and panic among the general public and electors," the notice said.

The EC said it has given time to Singh to explain his position, failing which the commission shall take a decision without any further reference to the AAP leader.

Stay up to date on all the latest Delhi news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp