Samajwadi Party appeals EC to reconsider its decision of lifting of ban on Amit Shah
April 18, 2014 - Lucknow
- Samajwadi Party has appealed to the Election Commission to reconsider its decision allowing BJP general secretary Amit Shah to hold rallies and resume campaigning.
- BJP's Amit Shah and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan were both ordered by the Election Commission to stay away from campaigning following usage of derogatory and controversial comments.
- The Election Commission has however lifted the ban on Amit Shah yesterday after he promised to abide by the Election code.
- Samajwadi Party leader Rajendra Chaudhary has appealed to the EC to reinstate the ban on Amit Shah and reconsider their action against Azam Khan.
- Another SP leader Naresh Aggarwal accused that the Election Commission is acting under pressure mounted by the Bharatiya Janata Party.
- Azam Khan had earlier said that the victory of India against Pakistan in the Kargil war is due to the Muslim soldiers and not Hindus, which landed him in trouble.
- Amit Shah also made controversial remarks asking people to take revenge for the insult while campaigning in riot hit Muzaffarnagar.