Sakshi Maharaj Censured by Election Commission violating Model Code of Conduct
New Delhi [India], Sakshi Maharaj: The Election Commission of India issued stern action notice to Sakshi Maharaj, the BJP MP. In the letter to Maharaj, the Supreme Court said to take stern action against Sakhi Maharaj in case of any violation in the future.
As per the Model Code of Conduct by the Supreme Court's no one should seek votes in the name of religion.
The Election Commission in its letter said that Sakshi Maharaj was a reputed political leader/MP and is expected to be more watchful in his public speaking during the upcoming assembly elections. Any future violation will cause stern action by the Election Commission.
However Sakshi Maharaj, asserted that his comments on population control were not meant to target any particular community.
Sakshi Maharaj said "I was speaking at a programme organized for saints, not at a political rally. I didn't take any community's name.”
He added that “The increasing population is a major problem in our country. I just said that we need to control population and the same I have reiterated in front of the Election Commission,"
Sakshi Maharaj said he did not make any wrong statement and did not take any community name. He said population must be controlled and strong law should be placed in order to curb population.
The BJP MP was earlier on 10th Jan was issued a notice by the Election Commission over his comments that appeared to blame the Muslim community for India's population growth.
last week, Addressing a gathering in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, He had urged all political parties to come together to frame "population control" laws.
"This population rise is not because of Hindus. The rise in population is because of those who support the concept of four wives and 40 children. It is not acceptable," Sakshi had said.
(Source Inputs: PTI News)