New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Election Commission on Thursday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for violating the Model Code of Conduct during his campaign rally in New Delhi. The election body in its notice has also asked him to respond by 5:00 pm on Friday.

Yogi Adityanath, during his speech in the national capital, had said that “Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was feeding biryani to Shaheen Bagh protesters”.

In its letter, the poll body told Yogi Adityanath that "prima facie you have violated the provision of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC)... therefore the Commission gives you an opportunity to explain your position... on or before 5 pm on February 7, 2020".

The Election Commission also cautions him that “failure to make a statement will result in a decision being made without any further reference to you".

During a campaign rally in Delhi’s Badarpur area, Yogi Adityanath accused Arvind Kejriwal of supporting divisive forces and termed the Shaheen Bagh protest a "malicious attempt to disturb the peace and normal life".

"The BJP is working with zero tolerance towards terrorism. But Kejriwal is busy sponsoring and offering biryani in Shaheen Bagh," he had said.

Posted By: Talib Khan