EC should disqualify parties having Sena, Fauj in name: Milind Deora

By: | Published: September 6, 2017 11:53 PM

Former Union minister Milind Deora today said the Election Commission should disqualify the political parties, whose names end with 'Sena' or 'Fauj'.

Milind Deora, Election Commission, Sena, Fauj, political parties names, political parties, Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Navnirman SenaDeora said it means that they want to fight and are talking about violence. (Express photo)

Former Union minister Milind Deora today said the Election Commission should disqualify the political parties, whose names end with ‘Sena’ or ‘Fauj’. “Political parties whose names end with ‘Sena’ or ‘Fauj’ insinuate & justify violence. EC must disqualify them. India isn’t at war,” the former Congress MP tweeted. Talking to PTI, Deora said, “Any name, which implies ‘army’, virtually means that they want to fight and are talking about violence.”

“Such a name suggests that the party is open to violence as a method. A party means you want to join the democratic movement. But if you call it something else, adding the words Sena or Fauj or Lashkar, it is suggestive of violence,” he said. “You are obviously encouraging or allowing violence by using such a nomenclature,” Deora said.

He, however, made it clear that his demand has “nothing to do with parties like Shiv Sena or the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena” and that it was a “general comment”.

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