EC seeks report on Yogi's 'Modiji ki sena' remark
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday sought a "factual report" from the Ghaziabad District Magistrate on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath calling the Army "Modiji ki sena" (Narendra Modi's army).
The District Magistrate would have to submit the report to the Chief Electoral Officer in Lucknow by Tuesday noon, an Election Commission official said.
The Chief Minister had, during a rally in Ghaziabad on Sunday, described the Indian Army as 'Modiji ki sena", sparking criticism from the opposition parties who on Monday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongman for politicising the armed forces and demanded an apology.
"Congress people used to serve terrorists biryani and 'Modi-ji's sena' gives them only 'golis' and 'golas' (bullets and bombs). That's the difference," Adityanath had said at the rally.
On March 9, the Election Commission had instructed political parties not to use defence personnel and their achievements for their election campaigning.
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