Election Commissioner refuses to comment on Varun issue

Election Commissioner refuses to comment on Varun issue
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Mar 25 2009. 05 16 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Mar 25 2009. 05 16 PM IST
Itanagar: Election Commissioner Navin Chawla on Wednesday declined to make any comment to newsmen here on the Varun Gandhi issue saying “however hard you may try, I wont play your googly.”
The Election Commissioner sidestepped the issue at a press conference here when newsmen asked him why the EC did not advice the Samajwadi Party for putting up Mulayam Singh who allegedly threatened a lady district magistrate in his constituency or for making Sanjay Dutt, accused in a POTA case, its candidate, on the lines of the advice given to BJP against fielding Varun Gandhi following his anti-Muslim speech as shown in a CD.
“I have come here to tell you on the poll preparation in Arunachal only. I won’t make any comment on any other matter,” Chawla said.
“ But sir your declining also makes news”, said a newsman to Chawla as the latter was preparing to leave the press conference. “ Maybe but I wont play your googly however hard you may try”, Chawla was heard replying while leaving.
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First Published: Wed, Mar 25 2009. 05 16 PM IST