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Amit Shah gets the stick, as EC issues notice to him

Monday, 7 April 2014 - 7:20pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: ANI

The Election Commission (EC) on Monday has issued notice to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah over the later's revenge speech in Muzaffarnagar last week. Television reports suggest that the EC on prima facie has found merit in the complaint lodged against Shah.

Earlier, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath said that the commission will take action against Shah, after watching the CD of the event where he delivered the alleged hate speech.

Last Friday Amit Shah had met leaders of three communities - Gurjjars, Rajputs and Dalits - at a farmhouse in the town's Gandhi Colony. He apparently spoke of revenge.

"A man can live without food or sleep. He can live when he's thirsty and hungry. But when he's insulted, he can't live. We must seek revenge for the insult heaped on us," he said.

He did the same thing a day before on Thursday while he met leaders of the Jat community at Raajhar village, 40 km from Muzzaffarnagar and delivered a similar vengeful remark.

"This election is about voting out the government that protects and gives compensation to those who killed Jats," Shah said. "It is about revenge and protecting honour." he said.

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