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Anurag Thakur gets EC notice over ‘goli maaro saal*n ko’ slogan at a rally

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The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday sent a notice to BJP leader Anurag Thakur over ‘gooli maro’ (shoot them) slogans raised in an election rally in Rithala.

 

The poll panel found him in violation of Code of conduct and Thakur has been given time till 12 pm on January 30 to reply.

 

The EC notices came after the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) office on Tuesday submitted reports on the “provocative” language used by Thakur while canvassing for their party candidates contesting the Delhi Assembly polls, officials said.

 

During an election rally in Rithala on Monday, BJP leader and Union minister Thakur egged on the crowd to raise an incendiary slogan ” desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro saalon ko” (traitors should be shot at) after lashing out at those protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

 

Delhi CEO, Ranbir Singh had on Monday sought a report from the North West district’s election officer after Thakur’s rally.

 

“We have taken cognisance of the incident and have sought a report from the district election officer. However, we have not received any complaints so far,” a senior official in the Delhi CEO Office said on Monday.

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