Congress takes Varun Gandhi complaint to Election Commission

March 17th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Congress leaders Tuesday met Election Commission officials here to complain about Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Pilibhit candidate Varun Gandhi and his alleged hate-Muslim speeches.
“Whatever Varun Gandhi has said is not only deplorable but deserves action by the Election Commission. We have put up a verbal complaint. We are trying to acquire the CDs. Once we get them, we will file a formal complaint,” said Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, who is party in-charge of Uttar Pradesh.

Digvijay Singh, who was accompanied by state party chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi, also accused BJP’s prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani for communalising Indian politics.

“L.K. Advani through his Rath Yatras has communalised Indian politics. Whenever polls come up, BJP does this,” he told reporters.

The 29-year-old son of Maneka and the late Sanjay Gandhi - younger son of former prime minister Indira Gandhi - was Sunday issued a notice by the district authorities in Pilibhit, the constituency so carefully nurtured by his mother who gave up the seat to ensure his easy entry into the Lok Sabha.

Varun Gandhi said in Pilibhit Tuesday that the CD containing his speech had been tampered with.

He also said he would address a press conference in Delhi from a proper party platform Wednesday and clarify his stand on the controversy.

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