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#India Elections 2019 : Navjot Singh Sidhu Faces EC Fire, Barred From Campaigning For 72 Hours

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The Election Commission is maintaining strict code over model code of conduct . In its latest action , it has barred Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from campaigning in connection with the ongoing Lok Sabha polls for 72 hours.

The prohibition for holding any public meeting, road show, public rally, and interviews will start from 10 am on April 23, the EC said in a statement .

The decision comes in the wake of an alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct by Sidhu.

Sidhu, while addressing a rally, had warned Muslims not to split their votes and instead defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party by voting against it unitedly.

“I am here to warn my Muslim brothers. They (BJP) are dividing you. By bringing people like (Asaduddin) Owaisi here, they want to divide your vote for winning. If you people unite and vote unitedly, then everything will overturn and Modi will be finished,” said Sidhu.

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