EC censures Azam Khan, Amit Shah

Updated - November 16, 2021 07:23 pm IST

Published - April 17, 2014 03:23 am IST - New Delhi

The Election Commission on Wednesday censured Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan for making controversial remarks during campaigning.

The EC’s decision came days after it banned the two leaders from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh.

The EC also condemned their statements after going through their responses to the show causes issued to them.

The ban imposed on the two politicians will continue.

The poll body made similar observations against Shah in a separate order after going through his response.

Mr. Shah had landed in a major controversy for his remarks that the upcoming general election was an opportunity to seek “revenge for the insult” inflicted during the riots in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh last year.

Displeasure over Congress leader’s remarks

The Election Commission on Wednesday conveyed its “displeasure” to Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma for his “biggest goon” remarks against Narendra Modi and warned him against making such statements in future.

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