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Dated:

'1"tMay, 20'14

Order
Whereas, during the current General Election to Lok Sabha, 2014 from Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission issued a notice number 437llJP-HP12014 dated 24th April, 2O14lo Shri Beni
Prasad Verma of lndian National Congress, for violation of provisions of Sub Para

(2) of Para I of the


Chief

Model Code

of Conduct by making highly insulting statement against Shri Narendra Modi,

Minister of Gujarat and a leader of Bhartiya Janta Party calling him an absconder after committing a serious crime at the age of 20 years , had asked him to explain by
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at

an election meeting held at Kanpur on 20th April,2014 and

.00 AM of PM of 26th April, 2014 as to why action should not be taken

against him for violation of aforesaid provisions of Model Code of Conduct; and Whereas, he has submitted his reply dated 26th April, 2014, within the stipulated time; and Whereas, the Commission has considered the aforesaid reply dated 26th April, 2014 carefully

and has found it not at all satisfactory and has held the aforesaid statement
provisions of the MCC; and

as violative of aforesaid

Whereas, the Commission warning

has

earlier conveyed to him its 'Displeasure' and issued a

to be careful in future, for another case of violation of MCC vide its order dated 16th
Whereas, the Commission has further received

April,2014; and

report that he has repeated similar

statement as mentioned in aforesaid Para 1 in an election meeting in Lucknow on'19th April,2014;


and

Whereas, the Commission has viewed his repeated violations of MCC with deep concern; Now, therefore, the Commission, without prejudice to any other order/notice issued or to be

issued in the matter relating to MCC violation by him, hereby, condemns the impugned statements
made by Shri Beni Prasad Verma, as aforesaid and censures him for the above said misconduct and further records thqt in case of anv more violation of MCC bv him, hereafter, the Cqmmission shall take

stricter view aqainst him, which mav include. but not restricted to, denial of permission to carry out
anv campaiqn related activitv bv him.

To

Shri Beni Prasad Verma, Union Steel Minister, C/o lndian National Congress office,
24 Akbar Road, New Delhi.

Tel : 011-23717391-98, Fax. 011-23713412, Website . www.eci.nic.in