Shimla, April 24: The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections are underway and political campaigning is on full swing in states and seats where polling is yet to take place. Despite the Election Commission's Model Code of Conduct in place and media reporting extensively on the polls and campaigns, political leaders are still using derogatory, threatening and undemocratic language in rallies. The latest name to join the infamous list is Himachal Pradesh BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti. 'Modi Ki Sena' Row: Election Commission Issues Notice to UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Seeks Reply by April 5.
The leader allegedly said at a public rally in Mandi that, ""If someone raises a finger towards Modiji, we will cut his arms". The remark is now getting widely discussed and reported. Are All Political Parties Blatantly Disrespecting Model Code of Conduct?
Read Satpal Singh Satti's Comment in the Tweet Below:
Himachal Pradesh BJP Chief, Satpal Singh Satti, in Mandi: Modi ji ki taraf agar koi ungli uthayega, hum log uski baaju kaat kar ke haath mein pakda denge. pic.twitter.com/lKItfWDsKW
— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2019
The Election Commission has already sent notices to several politicians and barred some big names like UP CM Yogi Adityanath, BSP chief Mayawati, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan and even Navjot Singh Sidhu. Navjot Singh Sidhu Faces 3-Day Campaign Ban For 'Vote En Bloc' Appeal to Muslims in Bihar.
EC barred these leaders from two days to 72 hours from campaigning because of the nature of their comments and after their remarks were found to violate EC's norms.