New Delhi: BJP MP from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, Sachchidanand Hari Sakshi known as Sakshi Maharaj, has been censured by the Election Commission for his anti-Muslim comment. The motor-mouthed BJP leader had used filthy language against Muslims.
The Election Commission had no doubt that the saffron leader intended to polarize voters in the state before crucial assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh that will begin next month. Elections in the state with 200 million population will be held in seven phases to be held from early February to early March.
The election commission after analyzing the BJP leader’s response said, “The Commission has considered your reply and has not found it satisfactory. Any statement to the effect of promoting enmity between different classes of society in connection with election on the grounds of religion made during electioneering or otherwise is violative of MCC”.
The poll panel responsible to hold elections and ensure that it is held in amiable atmosphere said that the remarks were a violation of the Model Code of Conduct and rejected the Uttar Pradesh MP’s contention that the statements were not in a public or election meeting and as such did not come in the ambit of the poll code. The poll panel said that it will take tough action against him in case of further violation of model code of conduct.
In a meeting in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh the Bharatiya Janata Party leader held the Muslims responsible for the population explosion. “Population is rising rapidly, and so are the country’s problems. But Hindus are not responsible for this. Those who talk about four wives and 40 children are responsible,” he had said in January 6 address. This is the sort of narrative that he and other saffron leaders present before the gullible masses.