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EC issues notice to Sakshi Maharaj for violation of Model Code of Conduct

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 January 2017, 10:31 IST
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj

The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday issued a notice for 'violation of Model Code of Conduct' against Unnao Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sakshi Maharaj for blaming a particular community for the population explosion in the country.

The EC however sought a reply by 11 January.

Sakshi Maharaj recently stirred a fresh controversy saying, "this population rise in not because of the Hindus. Population has risen due to those who support the concept of four wives and 40 children."

Despite drawing flak for his offensive statement Sakshi Maharaj again stirred up a controversy on Saturday, saying that it is not acceptable to have four wives and 40 children, adding that he should be rewarded for not having child.

"The population is increasing by the day. A woman is not a machine. It is not acceptable to have four wives, 40 children and three divorces," Maharaj told ANI.

"We should be rewarded, as I have four brothers and we all are unmarried and thus we don't have any child," the BJP leader added.

-ANI

First published: 10 January 2017, 10:24 IST
 
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