NEW DELHI: Election Commission of India has warned BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari over a speech delivered by him on March 29, for which he had filed a reply on April 9.
The Election Commission has suggested him to desist from utilizing such statements whereas making public utterances when Model Code of Conduct is in power.
An order from the EC acknowledged, “Whereas, the Commission has issued a notice dated April 8 to Suvendu Adhikari, candidate of BJP from 210-Nandigram Assembly Constituency for violation of provisions contained in clause (2) and (3) of Part 1 of ‘General Conduct of Model Code of Conduct for the guidance of political parties and candidates’ during ongoing General Election to Legislative Assembly of West Bengal.”
Whereas the Commission has acquired a reply from Suvendu Adhikari to the aforesaid Notice on April 9 and whereas Suvendu Adhikari within the aforesaid reply, has inter-alia submitted the next:-
He firmly believes in free, truthful and neutral election the place there is no such thing as a unwell will between candidates and no private assault is made whereas criticism the political opponents.
He respectfully states that he had no malafide intention to criticize anybody personally or make any offensive or derogatory assertion in opposition to anybody. he has at all times remained cautious and shunned making any statements which might damage anybody. In addition, he has by no means appealed to the residents in caste or communal strains for securing votes.
He reiterates that he has not violated any provision of MCC, nevertheless, he shall be extra cautious in future. His social gathering and himself have agency perception and respects democracy and democratic establishments like Election Commission of India and would abide by any directives of ECI.
Whereas, the Commission has fastidiously thought-about the reply and is of the thought-about view that Suvendu Adhikari has violated Para 2 and three of Part 1 ‘General Conduct of Model Code of Conduct for the steering of political events and candidates.
Now subsequently the Commission hereby warns Suvendu Adhikari and advises him to desist from utilizing such assertion whereas making public utterances through the interval when the Model Code of Conduct is in power.
Nandigram witnessed a excessive-voltage “Khela” (sport of energy) on Thursday within the second part of West Bengal Assembly polls.
The constituency witnessed a direct contest between West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her former ministerial colleague Suvendu Adhikari, who had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in December final yr.