Indian General Elections

Chandrababu Naidu Keeps Mum On Congress' Navjot Singh Sidhu's Polarisation; Instead Blames Election Commission's For Not Being 'strong'

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

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  • When questioned of the polarisation persisting in election rallies across political parties and that of the Congres leader Sidhu specifically, the Congress ally maintained his quiet

While the Punjab Congress minister Navjot Singh Sidhu taking a communal pitch appealed the Muslim community to oust the Modi-government, chief minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu maintaining his silence, blamed the Election Commission of not taking a strong stand. 

When questioned of the polarisation persisting in election rallies across political parties and that of the Congres leader Sidhu specifically, the Congress ally maintained his quiet on the statement and instead pointed out the 'strength' of the poll body. 

He said, "What I'm saying, is that everyone must follow the Code of Conduct. The Election Commission is the referee, the final regulatory authority, they have to regulate every person, every political party. And because they failed, all these things are coming. In the beginning, the initial stage onwards if the Election Commission was strong then nothing would've happened." 

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Walking the path of the likes of BSP supremo Mayawati, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, Sidhu.

appealed the Muslims to vote in unison in order to oust the Modi government.

While addressing a rally in Bihar's Purnia, Navjot Singh Sidhu also targeted Asaduddin Owaisi for seeking Muslim votes, after which he called out the '64 percent Muslim population' in the region to vote to remove the government-led by PM Modi. 

"Muslim brother, people like Owaisi want to win by dividing the Muslim vote here. 64% is your (Muslim) population is in majority here and if you will get together and cast your votes, then Modi will be finished," said Sidhu in a public rally in Purnia on Tuesday. 

Taking cognisance of the divisive speeches made by political leaders across the spectrum, the Election Commission on Tuesday imposed campaigning ban on the BSP, BJP and SP leaders.  

The poll body issued notices to Mayawati and Maneka Gandhi imposing 48-hour prohibition on both and Yogi Adityanath for 72-hours, putting a ban their campaigning from Tuesday onwards, as a part of their punishments. 

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