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Election Commission discusses Varun Gandhi's hate speech

Source: PTI
March 22, 2009 00:32 IST
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The Election Commission on Saturday discussed the controversial anti-Muslim speeches of Varun Gandhi but no decision was taken.
The full Commission discussed the replies filed by Gandhi and that of the BJP to its notices, EC sources said adding that no decision on the issue was taken.
Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami had already said that it was for the Gandhi to prove that the CD was
Gandhi was slapped with a notice for making speeches that had communal overtones during his rallies in Pilibhit in
Uttar Pradesh, which evoked widespread criticism.
In its reply, the BJP distanced itself from Gandhi's hate speeches and told the EC that his remarks did not represent the views of the party. It, however, asked the poll panel to check the genuineness of the CD containing the comments.
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