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EC bars Gujarat BJP chief Jitubhai Vaghani for 72 hours from campaigning for using abusive language

The poll panel has stated that Vaghani cannot campaign in any part of the country for using an abusive language against the opposition party while addressing the rally.

EC bars Gujarat BJP chief Jitubhai Vaghani for 72 hours from campaigning for using abusive language
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New Delhi: The Election Commission has barred Gujarat BJP chief Jitubhai Vaghani from campaigning for 72 hours for "using intemperate and abusive language" and "alleged violation of Model Code of Coduct" when he addressed party workers and voters at Amroli on April 7, sources said on Tuesday.

The poll panel has stated that Vaghani cannot campaign in any part of the country for using an abusive language against the opposition party while addressing a rally recently. 

The campaigning ban on Vaghani will be effective from 4 pm on May 2 to 4 pm on May 5.

Gujarat went to polls in the third phase on April 23.

The poll panel has imposed a nationwide ban on Vaghani from holding public meetings, public processions, rallies and roadshows besides interviews and public utterances in the media (electronic, print, social media).