EC issues show-cause notice to UP CM for ‘AAP offering biryani’ remark

At least 16 districts are under lockdown in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: PTI

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday (February 6) issued a show-cause notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for ‘Kejriwal feeding biryani to terrorists’ remark.

The poll panel alleged that it is a violation of model code of conduct during an election rally in Delhi last week.

In its letter, the ECI told UP CM that prima facie, by making such remarks the senior BJP leader has violated provisions of the model code of conduct enforced for the February 8 Delhi assembly polls.

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The poll panel has also asked him to respond to the notice before 5 pm on Friday. However, the campaigning for Delhi Assembly polls ended on Thursday evening.

During a campaign rally on February 1, Adityanath said, “The BJP is working with zero tolerance towards terrorism. But Kejriwal is busy sponsoring and offering biryani in Shaheen Bagh.”

The national capital will go into polls on February 8 and results will be announced on February 11.

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