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`Revenge` remark: Amit Shah to reply to EC`s notice today

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:12

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party`s (BJP) prime ministerial candidates Narendra Modi`s close aide Amit Shah is likely to reply to the Elections Commission`s (EC) notice over the alleged revenge remark made by him in Muzaffarnagar.

During a poll speech in the riot-hit area, Shah stirred controversy after he said that the upcoming General Elections were an opportunity to seek "revenge for the insult" inflicted during the riots in Muzaffarnagar last year.

The EC had termed the speech “disturbing” and banned Shah from holding from holding public meetings, processions or roadshows in Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, BJP said the order raised "disturbing" questions and asked the EC to reconsider its decision.

The EC also directed the UP Chief Secretary to ensure no act of commission or omission is resorted to by Shah and Khan that can affect public tranquillity and law and order.

Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said BJP has gone through the entire text of the speech made by Shah and "strongly feels that Shah has not spoken anything which is in violation of the Model Code," the PTI reported.
He claimed the entire tenor of the EC order suggests that the Commission is "genuinely angry" with the "biased" attitude of the UP administration and the government machinery in refusing to take action against Azam Khan, filing any FIR against him, or taking any other action to prevent him from continuing his "undesirable" activities.

(With Agency Inputs)

First Published: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:12

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