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Bhopal: BJP asks Election Commission to withdraw order on religious events

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In a written complaint to chief election commissioner and chief electoral officer of MP, BJP leaders including ministers Umashankar Gupta, Vishwas Sarang, state vice-president and MLA Rameshwar Sharma and convener of election related affairs, Shantilal Lodha demanded that the order of Election Commission which directs the political leaders to seek EC’s permission to participate in Navratri festival events be withdrawn immediately.

MLA Rameshwar Sharma said key persons of society were invited to attend functions on Navratri and Dusshera for social harmony. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other key leaders take part in such events as common citizens and do not do publicity for the party. Sharma said resentment is brewing in public over the said order of EC.


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