Election Commission Issues Notice to Yogi Adityanath

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Now the election days are round the corner and campaigning to woo the voters are in full swing, candidates and politicians take credits for each and every thing. Recently UP chief minister Adityanath Yogi had referred the Indian army as “Modiji ki Sena”. The Election Commission issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath for referring to the Indian Army as “Modiji ki Sena . The poll body has asked Adityanath to submit a response by April 5, ANI reported. On March 9, the Election Commission had instructed political parties to keep the country’s defence personnel out of election campaigning and not to use their photographs in advertisements.

The UP Chief Minister had made the remark in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, while accusing the Congress of going soft on terrorists during the United Progressive Alliance’s regime. “The Congress government used to serve biryani to terrorists and Modi ji’s army sends bullets and bombs their way,” he had claimed. The same day, former Navy Chief Admiral L Ramdas had said he will approach the Election Commission against the Bharatiya Janata Party leader’s comments. “The armed forces do not belong to any one individual, they serve the country,” Ramdas had said.

Opposition leaders, including Mamata Banerjee, Ashok Gehlot and D Raja, and several Army personnel had criticised Adityanath for his remarks.

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