Poll code violation; Navjot Sidhu barred for 72 hrs from campaigning

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Monday barred Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from campaigning for 72 hour period for allegedly violating the poll code.

Sidhu Navjot Sidhu barred

According to reports, the apex poll panel has barred Sidhu from holding any public meeting, road show, public rally and & interviews in media in connection with ongoing elections, for 72 hours from 10 am on 23 April 2019.

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The apex poll body had earlier issued a notice to Sidhu for allegedly warning the Muslim voters about the division of votes during an election rally in Bihar’s Katihar. During the rally, Sidhu had urged the Muslims voters to not split their votes.

He also asked them to do mass voting for the Congress so as to throw Prime Minister Narendra Modi out of power.

In his response to the EC notice, Sidhu had said that his comments had been misconstrued.