Censuring BJP leader Giriraj Singh for his “highly provocative” statement that those who oppose Narendra Modi have to move to Pakistan, the Election Commission on Wednesday asked him to be careful in future.

The poll panel had earlier banned him from campaigning after his April 18 remarks and issued a show-cause to him.

The EC was convinced that he had made a highly provocative speech which had the impact of aggravating differences or creating mutual hatred between different communities, and thus violative of the model code of conduct.