Not satisfied with his reply to the showcause notice, the poll body censured him for his statement.

This is the second time the Election Commission has found him guilty of violating the Model Code.

The Election Commission had earlier expressed ‘displeasure’ over Verma dubbing Modi as the ‘biggest goon’ of RSS.

While censuring him, the Commission warned that in case of any further violation by the Congress leader, it may deny him permission to carry on with the election campaign.

The poll panel said Verma had made ‘highly insulting’ statement against Modi by calling him an ‘absconder after committing a serious crime at the age of 20 years’ at an election meeting held at Kanpur on April 20.

"Now, therefore, the Commission, without prejudice to any other order/notice issued or to be issued in the matter relating to MCC violation by him, hereby, condemns the impugned statements made by Beni Prasad Verma and censures him for the misconduct," the Election Commission order said.

An FIR has already been registered against Verma in Balrampur for calling Modi the ‘biggest goon’ of RSS.

Verma had on April 1 stoked a controversy by dubbing Modi as the ‘biggest goon’ of RSS.

“Modi could not have become prime ministerial candidate without the nod of Rajnath Singh. This proves that Rajnath Singh is not the president of the party but Modi's slave," Verma had said.

(Agencies)

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