New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) barred Himachal Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief, Satpal Singh Satti from poll campaigning for 48 hours starting from 10 AM Saturday for violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC).

The development comes day after Satti made an obscene slur at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for calling PM Narendra Modi a ‘chor’ (thief).

The BJP leader had said that Gandhi should not call the Prime Minister ‘chor’ when his entire family is out on bail.

“Rahul Gandhi is out on bail, his mother is out on bail, brother in law (Robert Vadra) is out on bail and yet he calls PM Modi Chor (thief). Modi Ji is not even on bail, there is no case against him then who are you to call him a chor like a judge,” Satti had said.He added,”A Punjabi man asked me to convey this to you with a heavy heart that if this country’s ‘chowkidar’ [watchman] is a ‘chor’, then you are a m********.”

A couple of days ago, police had registered an FIR against Satti under section 294 of IPC (obscene acts) under Baddi police limits.

The Congress party had also burned the effigies of Satpal Singh Satti at district headquarters across the state on Tuesday.