EC had sent a notice to Rahul over his controversial remarks that Pakistan's ISI was in touch with Muzaffarnagar riot victims. The Congress Vice-President in his reply, however, denied all allegations against him saying that he did not violate any model code.
The Commission, after examining Gandhi's speeches made in Churu and Indore, had asked him to explain why action should not be initiated against him for prima facie violating the Model Code of Conduct.
EC will take stern action against Rahul Gandhi if he repeats his remarks
"The Commission is prima facie of the view that your aforesaid speeches are violative of above-referred sub paras (1), (2) and (3) of Para 1 of the Model Code of Conduct for political parties and candidates," the EC notice served on him had said.
BJP had complained to the Commission seeking action against Gandhi for allegedly violating the code of conduct by appealing for votes on communal lines and inciting hatred among different communities.
The opposition party had handed over a memorandum to the Chief Election Commissioner, seeking withdrawal of recognition given to Congress as a national party and also demanding action against the party's Vice President for violating the code.
(With PTI inputs)