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EC Notice Against BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj For 'Violating Model Code Of Conduct'

He blamed population explosion on a single community.

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 7: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj during the winter session at Parliament on December 7, 2015 in New Delhi, India. The third week of the winter session of Parliament is likely to see the NDA government push for passage of key legislation including the GST Bill. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday issued a notice for 'violation of Model Code of Conduct' against Unnao Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sakshi Maharaj for blaming a particular community for the population explosion in the country.

The EC however sought a reply by tomorrow.

Sakshi Maharaj recently stirred a fresh controversy saying, "this population rise in not because of the Hindus. Population has risen due to those who support the concept of four wives and 40 children."

Despite drawing flak for his offensive statement Sakshi Maharaj again stirred up a controversy on Saturday, saying that it is not acceptable to have four wives and 40 children, adding that he should be rewarded for not having child.

"The population is increasing by the day. A woman is not a machine. It is not acceptable to have four wives, 40 children and three divorces," Maharaj told ANI.

"We should be rewarded, as I have four brothers and we all are unmarried and thus we don't have any child," the BJP leader added.

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