"The Election Commission cannot behave like God! Instead it should adopt a line of action best suited for democracy and in the spirit of the Constitution," Khan told reporters here.

He asked the poll body to "exhibit courage" and cancel his membership of Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

The Election Commission had on April 23 issued a fresh show-cause notice to Khan for reportedly making objectionable remarks against it and circumventing a ban imposed on him from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh.

The show-cause notice was issued to the senior Samajwadi Party leader days after the EC banned him from campaigning in the state following his controversial 'Kargil' remarks.

Khan said, "I don’t need any person's kindness or leniency since I have been acknowledged as a man of principles and high ideals from the beginning of my political career."

The senior Samajwadi Party leader alleged that the EC behaved differently and in a partial manner with him because he was a Muslim.

"A person (Amit Shah) who has widely been termed as a hooligan or assassin of humanity by different political bodies as well as widely acknowledged personalities representing social, religious and political fields was allowed to deliver speeches and campaign for BJP's candidates, but because I happen to be a Muslim so the EC has taken action against me," he said.

(Agencies)

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