Sidhu issued notice by the EC for the second time in a month

By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  May 02, 2019, 11:25 AM

A month after Congress leader and Tourism Minister in the Punjab government, Navjot Singh Sidhu, known for his sharp brutal remarks, was banned from campaigning by the Election Commission for 72 hours for violating the Model Code of Conduct, when he urged Muslim voters to unite against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he has now, once again, been issued a show cause notice by the EC.
This time, the notice is with regards to a complaint lodged by a Gujarat BJP worker, who cited Sidhu’s speech where he labelled the PM a “thief”, at a public meeting. 
The former cricketer has been reminded by the EC of a MCC guideline which prohibits politicians from making personal remarks directed at other candidates. 
The notice, which was issued on Tuesday, gives the former popular commentator time till today evening, to give an appropriate reply and justification, in absence of which the constitutional body can take a decision without further reference to him. 

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