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EC ‘strongly condemns’ Maneka Gandhi’s ABCD remark

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Published : Apr 30, 2019, 7:15 am IST
Updated : Apr 30, 2019, 7:15 am IST

The commission also warned her not to repeat “such misconduct in future”.

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi (Photo: PTI)
 Union Minister Maneka Gandhi (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday “strongly condemned” Union minister Maneka Gandhi for her “ABCD” remark in Sultanpur where she warned voters that government work suffers in areas which do not vote for her.

The commission also warned her not to repeat “such misconduct in future”.

 

The EC order said Maneka not only violated provisions of the model code, but also the Representation of the People Act dealing with “corrupt practice”.

Addressing a poll meeting in Sarkoda village in Sultanpur, UP, on April 14, Maneka had said, “We win in Pilibhit every time, so what is the parameter that we work more for one village and less for the other?"

“The parameter is that we segregate all villages as A, B, C, and D. The village where we get 80 per cent votes is A, the village in which we get 60 per cent is B, the village in which we get 50 per cent is kept in C category...”

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