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EC orders FIR against on Shah, Azam

EC orders FIR against on Shah, Azam
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Election Commission Orders FIR Against on Shah, Azam, Cracking the whip on Narendra Modi\'s close aide Amit Shah and SP leader Azam Khan, the Election Commission on Friday banned them from holding public meetings, processions or roadshows in Uttar Pradesh and asked authorities to initiate criminal proceedings against them

New Delhi: Cracking the whip on Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah and SP leader Azam Khan, the Election Commission on Friday banned them from holding public meetings, processions or roadshows in Uttar Pradesh and asked authorities to initiate criminal proceedings against them. The EC also directed the Chief Secretary to ensure that no act of commission or omission is resorted to by BJP leader Amit Shah and UP Minister Azam Khan that can affect public tranquillity and law and order.

Election Commission Orders FIR Against on Shah, Azam

The EC was also critical of the role of Samajwadi Party's government in the state for "soft-pedalling" on registration of FIRs against Khan and not dealing with the sensitive issue with alacrity. The tough stand was taken by the EC at a top-level meeting of Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath and Election Commissioners H S Brahma and S N A Zaidi where the poll body exercised its constitutional powers to prevent the two leaders from further vitiating the poll atmosphere.

The EC said, "No permission should be granted for holding public meetings, public processions, public rallies, road shows, etc., by the district administration authorities, where the above two leaders are expected or likely to participate." It directed the UP Chief Secretary to ensure compliance of its orders by 5 pm on April 12.

Allah has punished Rajiv, Sanjay Gandhi: Azam

Azam Khan said Sanjay Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were punished by Allah for "forcible" sterilization during the Emergency and 'shilanyas' at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

"Rajiv Gandhi had ordered opening of the gates of Babri Masjid while Sanjay Gandhi carried out vasectomy programme forcefully and both got punishment from Allah (God)," Khan told election rallies here. Sanjay Gandhi died in an air crash in Delhi in 1980 while Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated near Chennai on May 21, 1991.

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