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The poll watchdog has also asked political parties and their candidates to maintain high standards during the election campaign, saying it is putting all political parties on notice that any violation of Model Code of Conduct and use of intemperate, abusive language may invite ‘action’.

EC officials said the reason for asking candidates and leaders against using distasteful language against women is based on its experience in the past Assembly elections.

“During the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly polls, there were complaints that candidates used foul language against rivals, including women,” an official cited. http://post.jagran.com/Bihar-polls-EC-warns-against-statements-repugnant-to-women-1442842812

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