EC finds Varun Gandhi guilty of provocative speech

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Sunday found the BJP leader and candidate from Pilibhit, Varun Gandhi, guilty of anti-Muslim speeches 

which sparked off widespread criticism. ( Watch 

The Election Commission rejected Varun’s reply, expressing dissatisfaction over it. The commission has also advised the party to not issue him a ticket to fight the Lok Sabha elections. 

While Gandhi in his reply to the EC’s notice had claimed that the CD, containing his alleged hate-speech, was doctored, Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami had gone on record stating that the onus was on Gandhi to prove that the tape was doctored. 

In its reply, BJP distanced itself from Gandhi’s hate speeches and told EC that his remarks did not represent the views of the party. 

It, however, asked the poll panel to check the genuineness of the CD containing the comments. 

Gandhi was slapped with a notice for making speeches that had communal overtones during his rallies in Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh.

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