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‘Prater aaa NIRVACHAN SADAN sete: te, af fare - 110 001 W/ ‘Giaction Coinmislon of ine ‘ASHOKA ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110 001 No:-437/UP-HP/2019 Dated:- 15" April, 2019. ORDER Whereas, the Commission has announced the schedule for holding the General Election to the House of the People, 2019 vide Press Note no. ECI/PN/2019, dated 10/03/2019 and provisions of Model Code of Conduct for political parties and candidates have come into force from that very date; and Whereas. para 2 of part I ‘General Conduct’ of “Model Code of Conduct, for the guidance of Political Parties and Candidates” provides:- “Criticism of other political parties, when made, shall be confined to their policies and programme, past record and work. Parties and Candidates shall refrain from criticism of all aspects of private life, not connected with the public activities of the leaders or workers of other parties. Criticism of other parties or their workers based on unverified allegations or distortion shall be avoided”; and Whereas, the Commission, vide its letter no. 437/6/INST/2013-CC&BE, dated 2013, advised all the politi 28" Novembi | parties and candidates to refrain from any deeds/actions/otherwi ¢ that may be construed as being repugnant to honour and dignity of women; and Where: the Chief Electoral Officer, Uttar Pradesh vide his letter, dated 15 April, 2019 has forwarded a copy of a video clip of the speech delivered by Sh, Azam Khan, Leader of Samajwadi Party, on 14" April, 2019 during a public meeting in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, wherein he has made the followin statements:- Tel : 011-23717301-96, Fax: 011-23713412, Website : wwnw.eci.nic.in Greater participation for a stronger democracy ‘rarer ae arf fear 10a fe ge ar a Re Pet Src Ta eH TRE H cha ar, ee AY eral, TINGE a Ty Re Be, Peet a rT Tere Re ere TE a, GA AEA Fe, Ta Ta eH BA A, SIT 10 HTH are ARPA FAIA | MRT ACH, TH ACH, TR HA AT, PRG ATCA, GAA sree TAT A ary ea 17 a or, 17 faa eh are en fe Bae Hid aH ah siete Bae TAT ET aT, 17 Ra TEST TA, ST TESTE 17 ad TA |” and Whereas, his said statement has been widely published in the electronic and print ind Whereas, an FIR no. 21/2019 under Section 509 of Indian Penal Code and under Section 125 of Representation of the people Act, 1951 has been lodged against Sh. Azam Khan for his indecent and repugnant comments against Smt. Jaya Prada, candidate of BJP from 07-Rampur PC, in concerned Police Station; and Whereas, the Commission has observed that the impugned statement made by Sh. Azam Khan is not only indecent but also derogatory and totally uncalled for; and Whereas, Sh. Azam Khan was banned for campaigning in the State of Uttar Pradesh by the Commission for his misconduct and provocative speech during the General Elections to the Lok Sabha, 2014 and was also censured by the Commission, vide its Order, dated 16.04.2014; and Whereas, the Commission has observed that Sh. Azam Khan has not changed his way of campaigning and he is still indulging in using very objectionable language in election campaigning; and Whereas, the Commission, based on the available evidence and material facts, is convinced that the statements made by Sh. Azam Khan are in violation of the aforesaid Provisions of the Model Code of Conduct and Commission’s advisory, dated 28" November, 2013;and Now, therefore, the Commission, without prejudice to any Order/Notice issued or to be issued in the matter relating to MCC violations to him, hereby, strongly condemns the impugned statements made by him during election campaign held at Rampur and reprimands Sh. Azam Khan for the above said misconduct. The Commission, under Article 324 of the Constitution of India and all other powers enabling in this behalf, bars him from holding any public meetings, Public processions, public rallies, road shows and interviews, public utterances in media (electronic, print, social media) ete. in connection with ongoing elections for 72 hours from 10:00 am on 16" April, 2019 (Tuesday). By Order, (ANUJ JAIPURIAR PRINCIPAL SECRETARY Sh. Azam Khan, Leader of Samajwadi Party, Rampur, Uttar Pardesh.