Election Commission of India issues notice to Sakshi Maharaj over controversial remark
GN Bureau | January 10, 2017
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sakshi Maharaj has been issued a show cause notice by the Election Commission of India for saying in Meerut: “The population rise is not because of Hindus. Population has risen due to those who support the concept of four wives and 40 children.”
The poll panel said that “there should be no appeal to caste or communal feelings”. It added that Sakshi Maharaj’s remark, "have the effect of promoting enmity between classes of society..."
The model code of conduct is in force in Uttar Pradesh as well as in Goa, Manipur, Punjab and Uttarakhand.
The supreme court has already ruled that seeking votes on the basis of caste, community, religion or language is illegal. "No politician can seek vote in the name of caste, creed, or religion," said the apex court.
The polls in Uttar Pradesh will staggered across seven phases for its 403-member assembly. The first phase will be on February 11 and the last phase will be on March 8. The results will be announced on March 11.
Barely a month after the global Wannacry cyber hack, a new variant of ransomware malware has locked systems across several European countries and India. Petya, as cyber researchers call it, uses vulnerability in the Microsoft’s Windows system, and encrypts the computer files. It is understo
Prafulla Samantra, a social activist from Odisha has bagged the Goldman Environmental Prize, described as the Green Nobel Prize, for his long struggle to save the Niyamgiri hills from bauxite mining. He received the award in San Francisco in April 2017. He had fought the Niyamgiri issue right up to the Sup
What kind of ally should India consider the US?
The USA declaring Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a specially designated global terrorist may not take the sting out of terrorists’ plans in Kashmir immediately but it has given a huge setback to Kashmiri separatists who had always hoped for American intervention in the Indo-Pak standoff o
Vani Jairam’s childhood dream of becoming a playback singer was realised when veteran film music composer Vasant Desai gave her the opportunity to sing Bole Re Papi Hara and two other songs in the movie Guddi. After that, the multilingual singer went on to sing for eminent music per
Should there be death penalty for those involved in lynching?