Poll panel notice to BJP’s candidate for hate speech

May 6th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday issued notice to B.L. Sharma Prem, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the North-East Delhi constituency, for violating the model code of conduct with his alleged hate speeches.
“The commission saw the video containing his speech and decided to issue notice. An FIR (first information report) has also been lodged against him,” said Deputy Election Commissioner R. Balakrishnan.

Sharma has been asked to reply to the notice by 5 p.m. Friday, he said.

Sharma’s speech reportedly targets Muslims.

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