New Delhi, The Election Commission on Wednesday issued show cause notice to BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra for violation of Model Code of Conduct by making ‘statements which have the potential of disturbing communal harmony’.
While attending a programme on a tv channel, Mr Patra had made statements, allegedly against a particular community, the Commission pointed out.
The Aam Aadmi Party had filed a complaint against the BJP spokesperson.
“The Commission is, prima facie, of the view that by making statements, which have the potential of disturbing communal harmony and aggravating the existing differences between social and religious communities, you have violated provisions of MCC”, the Commission said.
The poll body asked Mr Patra to explain his position over the statements he had made on or before 1700 hours of February 6.
With the campaigning to end tomorrow evening, the Delhi assembly will go to polls on February 8 and the results will be announced on February 11.