Congress candidate Milind Deora booked for violating Model Code of Conduct

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April 21, 2019 9:19 AM

This comes just days after the Election Commission found the senior Congress leader guilty of violating the poll guidelines by invoking a community during a political campaign.

This comes just days after the Election Commission found the senior Congress leader guilty of violating the poll guidelines by invoking a particular community during a political campaign. (PTI)

An FIR has been filed against Congress candidate from South Mumbai Milind Deora for violating the Model Code of Conduct. News agency ANI reports that the case has been registered under section 171 of IPC (giving false statements for elections) and section 125 of the Representation of People’s Act (promoting enmity between classes in connection with elections).

This comes just days after the Election Commission found the senior Congress leader guilty of violating the poll guidelines by invoking a particular community during a political campaign. During his speech earlier this month, Deora had urged the people to teach a lesson to Shiv Sena for insulting the Jain community.

“Shiv Sena has been against minorities…a few years ago, it insulted Jains by cooking meet outside a Jain temple. Remember, you have to teach them a lesson,” he had said. After it was brought to the EC, a show-cause notice was issued to Deora seeking explanation on how was not against the rules of Model Code of Conduct.

(More details awaited)

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