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EC Issues Notice to Raj Thackeray

Published: 14th October 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th October 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Monday said Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray’s alleged remarks against the non-Maharashtrians, that once his party came to power, their entry in the state would be barred, had prima facie violated the Model Code of Conduct.

He had made the remarks in Marathi at an election meeting in Ghatkopar Assembly constituency on October five.

Acting on a complaint from Vinod Tiwari, the Election Commissionissued a notice to Thackeray and asked him to explain his remark by 11 am on Wednesday, failing which, it would take a decision without further reference to him.

“From the day you put this state in my hands,  all the jobs in Maharashtra will only be given to Marathi boys and girls. The boys and girls from other states will not be employed and their entry will also be stopped,” the Election Commission notice, which reproduced his remarks in English, said.

The Election Commission also cited Thackeray’s statement in Kalna on October seven, in which he said that “people from other states will not be given employment in Maharashtra. ‘No Entry’ boards will be put up on all the borders. Slums (Jhopadpaffi) spring up, but our Marathi do not get affordable home they deserve.”

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