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Congress to move EC against PM Modi over Ramzan remark

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 20 Feb 2017 5:10 AM GMT

Congress to move EC against PM Modi over Ramzan remark
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Lucknow: Targeting the Ramzan-Diwali remark him, the Congress has decided to lodge a complaint with the Election Commission against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Congress leaders would be lodging the complaint with the EC over the alleged communal statement made by the PM during a poll rally at Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday last."Such statements are totally unwarranted and the PM is trying to communalise the atmosphere for political gains. He is bringing disrepute to his post as well," party secretary of legal and human rights cell KC Mittal said."

It could be recalled that the PM had made some remarks targeting the Muslim and Hindu community and surprised almost all political observers playing Hindu card in an unapologetic manner.

At the rally yesterday Modi had said:

"Gaon me kabristan banta hai to shamshaan bhi banna chahiye. Ramzan me bijli aati hai to Diwali me bhi aani chahiye. Bhed bhav nahi hona chahiye (If land is given for cemetery in a village, it should be given for cremation ground also. If electricity is supplied during Ramazan, it should be supplied during Diwali also. There should not be discrimination)".

Not only this, Modi also tried to strike an emotional chord with the audience when he said he needed people’s protection from mighty lobby who was after him ever since he curtailed their profit making business strategies.In this regard, he sought to remind the gathering that in the way ,he reduced the prices of cancer drugs, heart stents and urea for the benefit of common people and farmers, he had exposed himself to danger.

”Will you protect me from these influential persons,” was the question he asked from the crowd loud and clear . he repeated his question till he got the loud reply of affirmation.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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