Poll panel upbraids Mulayam over targeting Mainpuri official

April 5th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Election Commission Sunday conveyed its “strong disapproval” of the unsavoury remarks by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in his election speech targetting Mainpuri District Magistrate Ministhy Dileep.
“The Election Commission conveys its strong disapproval of the manner in which Mulayam Singh Yadav made his speech at Mainpuri on March 23 and advises him to be more cautious in future,” the poll panel said in a statement here.

Yadav had targeted the IAS official, saying: “She (Ministhy) is a woman and that is why I am not making any comments on her. She should get her brain checked and should be aware of the fact that Mulayam is contesting from here (Mainpuri).”

The commission said it had viewed the CD of the Samajwadi Party chief’s speech.

According to reports, Yadav made the comments after his party workers in Mainpuri alleged that Ministhy had cancelled the arms dealer licences and confiscated licensed arms of Samajwadi Party supporters.

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