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EC sends Navjot Singh Sidhu notice over remarks accusing Narendra Modi of 'making money' in Rafale deal

New Delhi: The Election Commission Friday issued a fresh show cause notice to Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for prima facie violating the model code of conduct by making alleged disparaging remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 EC sends Navjot Singh Sidhu notice over remarks accusing Narendra Modi of making money in Rafale deal

File image of Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu. PTI

He has been given a day to reply to the notice.

The poll panel had received a complaint from the BJP that Sidhu, during a rally in Madhya Pradesh on 29 April, had made disparaging comments about Modi.

He had reportedly accused the prime minister of "making money in the Rafale jet deal" as also "allowing" the rich to escape the country after "robbing" nationalised banks.

The poll panel had in April censured Sidhu for allegedly warning the Muslim community that efforts were on to divide their votes in Bihar, and barred him from campaigning for 72 hours.

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Updated Date: May 10, 2019 22:40:34 IST