EC notice to man over 'vote for Modi' in wedding card

The notice was issued to Joshi by the Assistant Returning Officer, with the District Election Officer saying that Jagdish has been asked to appear in person within 24 hours.

A man in Uttarakhand has received a notice from the Election Commission over alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct. The man had printed an appeal to guests to vote for Narendra Modi on the card.

A report by the Hindustan Times says that the man, Jagdish Chandra Joshi, who runs a cow shelter in Joshikhola village, had printed the message "Do not bring gifts, but in the national interest, vote for Modi in the April 11 elections before coming to bless the bride and groom". Uttarakhand goes to poll on April 11 as the first phase of the 2019 general elections.

The notice was issued to Joshi by the Assistant Returning Officer, with the District Election Officer saying that Jagdish has been asked to appear in person within 24 hours.

Joshi, for his part, apologised for the text, saying his kids gave him the material for the invitation. "We are simple people without any inclination towards any party", he said.

Liked the story?

  • 1

    Happy
  • 3

    Amused
  • 0

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 1

    Angry

Comments:

EC notice to man over 'vote for Modi' in wedding card

0 comments

Write the first review for this !