The Election Commission of India on Tuesday issued a notice to BJP’s Imarti Devi for her insane remark against an unnamed political rival and making derogatory remarks against female members of his family. The Commission has asked to reply to the notice within 48 hours. The Commission also said If Devi does not respond to the notice, the commission will take appropriate action against her. The election commission refused to identify the leader, saying it does not know whom she was referring to. The Commission said let the person reply to the notice.
Imarti Devi had said in the viral video that the person came here to become a chief minister but he went ‘insane’ after he was removed from the chief minister’s seat. In the viral video, Imarti Devi did not name the political rival. She also alleged that the person’s mother and sister could be item of Bengal. The notice said her statement was found to be violative of the provisions of the model code.
Last week in a poll rally at Gwalior’s Dabra town, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress leader Kamal Nath had made a controversial remark against BJP leader Imrati Devi. Following which the EC on Monday served a notice to Kamal Nath seeking explanation over his item remarks against Imarti Devi. The commission said Kamal Nath violated the guidelines of Model Code of Conduct by using such words. The EC had also advised him not to use such words during Model Code. After that the National Commission for Women had also issued a notice against Kamal Nath.
Imarti Devi is a BJP bypoll candidate in Madhya Pradesh. She came into news after Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Kamal Nath called her an item. Currently, the model code of conduct is in force in Madhya Pradesh since September 29. Bypolls to 28 Madhya Pradesh Assembly seats will be held on November 3.