EC to decide on Modi's election speech tomorrow

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Ahmedabad, Dec 10 (UNI) The Election Commission (EC) is likely to take a final view on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's alleged speech, pertaining to Sohrabuddin Sheikh issue at an election meeting, in New Delhi tomorrow.

The Commission will take up the legal advsiors report and take a final decision tomorrow, Election Commissioner Navin Chawala told reporters here.

The Chief Minister responded to the EC notice on Saturday and the EC referred his reply to legal advisors.

The EC, however, denied a media report that the decision to send notices to Mr Modi was taken with a 2:1 voting of the Commission's strength.

Rubbishing the media report, Chief Election Commissioner N Goapalswami said the report is a ''total lie'' and added that all decisions were taken together and unanimously.

Asked about delay in issuing notice to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her remark against Narendra Modi, calling him 'Merchant of Death' in an election meeting, he said ''we had acted as soon as the complaint was brought to our notice.'' He said the BJP did send a complaint to EC but not against Sonia Gandhi's remark.

The Commission recieved the report on December 8 and it acted next day, he added.


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