The election commission on Tuesday issued notice to BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj for violating the model code of conduct in the poll bound Uttar Pradesh. The election commission has sought a reply from Sakshi Maharaj for the same before January 11. The controversial BJP MP had on January 7 made insensitive remarks against one community.
Unfazed by the criticism, Sakshi Maharaj has claimed that he didn't make any insensitive statement during a poll rally or public gathering but made observations about population explosion in a meet of seers and saints in Meerut. The BJP MP has said that population explosion was because a community allows four wives and forty children.
The Congress had taken strong opposition to the statement calling it a violation of Supreme Court order of keeping elections a secular exercise. Decision on initiating action against the BJP leader will be taken after his reply to the election commission.