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Election Commission issues notice to BJP's Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur for campaigning despite 72-hour ban

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur has been sent a notice by District Election Officer in Bhopal over a complaint of her campaigning during the 3-day period when she was barred by the Election Commission (EC) from campaigning.

"I'm a Sanyasi. My life's base is spiritualism, Indian cultural symbols and values. If somebody stops me from practising this, I will leave it to their wisdom," said Thakur on the matter.

The Election Commission of India on Wednesday debarred Thakur from campaigning for three days in the Lok Sabha polls in the wake of her remark that she is proud of Babri Masjid's demolition. The remark was found violative of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by the poll watchdog.

The district election officer sought a reply from Thakur on the notice.

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Updated Date: May 05, 2019 16:21:09 IST