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EC issues notice to Sakshi Maharaj for violation of Model Code of Conduct

Updated: Jan 10, 2017 10:15 IST      
EC issues notice to Sakshi Maharaj for violation of Model Code of Conduct
New Delhi [India], Jan. 10 (ANI): The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday issued a notice for 'violation of Model Code of Conduct' against Unnao Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sakshi Maharaj for blaming a particular community for the population explosion in the country.

The EC however sought a reply by tomorrow.

Sakshi Maharaj recently stirred a fresh controversy saying, "this population rise in not because of the Hindus. Population has risen due to those who support the concept of four wives and 40 children."

Despite drawing flak for his offensive statement Sakshi Maharaj again stirred up a controversy on Saturday, saying that it is not acceptable to have four wives and 40 children, adding that he should be rewarded for not having child.

"The population is increasing by the day. A woman is not a machine. It is not acceptable to have four wives, 40 children and three divorces," Maharaj told ANI.

"We should be rewarded, as I have four brothers and we all are unmarried and thus we don't have any child," the BJP leader added. (ANI)

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Rajasthan BJP's 2-day working committee meeting begins

Updated: May 01, 2017 09:10 IST     

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International Labour Day: PM Modi salutes Indian workers

Updated: May 01, 2017 08:46 IST     

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Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari's house ransacked, four arrested

Updated: May 01, 2017 08:23 IST     

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Solapur: Five wagons of goods train derailed

Updated: May 01, 2017 07:45 IST     

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MP: Dalits' well poured with kerosene in revenge

Updated: May 01, 2017 05:45 IST     

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SC to hear plea in air pollution matter

Updated: May 01, 2017 05:44 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court will today hear the plea filed by noted environmentalist M. C. Mehta in the air pollution matter.

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Delhi: Three killed, one constable injured in gang war

Updated: May 01, 2017 05:09 IST     

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'Frustrated' AAP needs introspection: BJP

Updated: May 01, 2017 03:39 IST     

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Real Estate Act comes into effect from today

Updated: May 01, 2017 03:25 IST     

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'Complaint Box' AAP is crumbling under its own weight: BJP

Updated: May 01, 2017 02:40 IST     

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No help from JNUSU shows support to naxalism: ABVP

Updated: May 01, 2017 01:58 IST     

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India, Turkey to hold bilateral talks today

Updated: May 01, 2017 01:43 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 1 (ANI): With the arrival of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's arrival in New Delhi, India and

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DA case: Court to hear Virbhadra Singh's wife's plea

Updated: May 01, 2017 01:40 IST     

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BJP Mayor, MLA demand ban on mobiles for school girls

Updated: May 01, 2017 01:08 IST     

Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) [India] May 1 (ANI): Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district have stirred up a controversy by demanding a ban on carrying mobile phones by school girls.

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New Delhi [India], May 1 (ANI): A four-day Naval Commanders' Conference is scheduled at New Delhi from May 2 to 5.

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