7 Dec :The Election Commission has disapproved the BJP poll advertisement with some reference to Jamia University and Ram Setu issue and warned that the party should "avoid recurrence" of such violation of model code of conduct.Acting on objections raised by the Congress, the Commission had earlier written to BJP President Rajnath Singh on the alleged violation of poll code.
After considering the reply sent by the party, the Commission said the statement in the advertisement that ‘Jamia University funds to defend terror accused’ is not factually correct.
The Vice Chancellor of the Jamia University has categorically stated that no fund of the institute was being used for the alleged purpose and that the students of the University were themselves raising funds, the EC said.
Referring to the BJP statement on Ram Setu, the EC said that the matter is before the Supreme Court and should not have been made a political issue by the party.
"Having regard to the above, the Commission disapproves the inclusion of the above statements in your advertisement which violate the letter and spirit of the Model Code of Conduct. The Commission expects that your party would avoid recurrence of such things," the EC said.