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EC justifies decision to reject Modi's rally

 New Delhi, May 8th

The Election Commission on Thursday justified the decision to reject permission to Narendra Modi’s rally in Varanasi city and came to the defence of the District Magistrate whose removal is being demanded by the BJP.  Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said the Election Commission was disappointed with  “certain harsh and sweeping statements” made.

Mr. Sampath said the District Magistrate had denied permission to the rally on Thursday on the “basis of professional advice” and there was no need to “move away” from it.“The competent local authority, the DM and his team, took the decision taking into consideration relevant professional advice on security,” he said.

May 08, 2014
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