Lucknow, Apr 12 : Election Commission has taken cognisance of controversial statements made by BJP Union minister Maneka Gandhi and BJP candidate Sakshi Maharaj on Friday. EC officials here said that a show cause notice has been served to Maneka Gandhi by the district authorities for her controversial statement made in Sultanpur.
Both BJP leaders were caught on camera threatening the voters to vote for them or face the consequences. Similarly, EC has taken cognisance of the statement made by Sakshi Maharaj, who is contesting from Unnao for seeking vote as he is a Hindu saint.
The self-styled godman took the campaigning frenzy to another level as he said, "I am a saint. It is written in Shastras that when a Sanyasi asks for something and is not provided with, then he takes away all the good deeds and gives sins in return," (UNI)