EC serves notice to BJP candidate Kirron Kher for using children

Chandigarh: BJP’s Chandigarh candidate Kirron Kher is in troubled waters as the EC has issued a notice seeking her reply from her regarding the video she shared on Twitter.

The Commission has asked the actress turned politician to reply within 24 hours after a video showing children campaigning for emerged out on Twitter

“You have shared a video on your twitter account which shows that children are being used for election campaign in your favour through slogan ‘Vote for Kirron Kher’ and ‘Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkar’,” EC’s notice issued on May 3 read.

The EC’s notice has also mentioned that the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights in January 2017 had requested the commission to ensure that in no way children are involved in any form with election-related activities, by either election officials or political parties.

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The EC had subsequently instructed that it should be ensured by all political parties and election officials that children are not involved in any election-related activity, as per the notice.

Chandigarh is scheduled to vote in the last phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 19.

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