The Election Commission of India (EC) has slapped a campaign ban on Himachal Pradesh BJP president Satpal Satti for 48 hours over his alleged use of expletives against Congress president Rahul Gandhi. The ban is in effect for 48 hours from 10 am, today. .
The EC bars Satti from holding any public meetings, processions, rallies, road shows and interviews, public utterances in media (electronic, print, social media) in connection with ongoing elections for 48 hours from 10 am on April 20, EC Secretary Rahul Sharma said in his order.
Satti had allegedly made an abusive remark about Gandhi while addressing party workers at Ramshehar village in Solan district Sunday.
Earlier, Congress state unit spokesperson Naresh Chauhan had sought an apology from Satti, which he refused, saying that he merely read out the contents of a message which was already viral on social media.