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JD (U) welcomes EC's decision, says Sakshi Maharaj a habitual offender

Updated: Jan 13, 2017 06:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 13 (ANI): Welcoming the Election Commission's decision of censuring Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) Sakshi Maharaj, the Janata Dal (United) JD (U) on Friday termed him a habitual offender

"I welcome the Election Commission's decision, in which they have censured Sakshi Maharaj. He is a habitual offender and the Election Commission should watch his activities during the entire election period," JD (U) national spokesperson K. C. Tyagi told ANI.

"It's not just him, but there are another dozen people who are like fringe elements, involved in spreading hatred during the time of elections," he added.

The Election Commission of India on Thursday censured Sakshi Maharaj for violating the Model Code of Conduct and the Supreme Court's decision not to seek votes in the name of religion.

The EC in its letter issued to Maharaj said that he being a reputed political leader/MP is expected to be more circumspect in his public utterances during the upcoming assembly elections.

It also issued a stern warning to the BJP MP, saying stern action would be taken in case of any violation of the Model Code of Conduct in future. (ANI)