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BJP complains to EC against Rahul over RSS remarks, seeks derecognition of Congress

BJP charged Gandhi and his party with being "habitual offenders" of the poll code.

New Delhi | Published: March 9, 2014 2:39 pm

Accusing Rahul Gandhi and Congress of flouting the Model Code of Conduct, BJP on Sunday complained to the Election Commission over his remarks linking RSS to Mahatma Gandhi’s killing and sought action against the Congress Vice President and derecognition of the party.

In a memorandum to Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath, BJP charged Gandhi and his party with being “habitual offenders” of the poll code and flaring up communal tension ahead of elections.

“It is prayed that appropriate action may kindly be taken against the Indian National Congress as well as Rahul Gandhi, MP and Vice President, Indian National Congress for violating the Model Code of Conduct and the recognition of Indian National Congress as a National Party may kindly be withdrawn immediately for repeated violations of the Model Code of Conduct,” it said.

BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the entire tone and tenor of Gandhi’s speech was to incite the feelings of the people and create hatred towards BJP as well as RSS.

He said his statement makes it clear the aim is to put across absolutely false and baseless notions in the minds of the people that BJP creates confrontation and enmity between Hindus and Muslims as well as amongst other communities and regions.

“The intention of Rahul Gandhi was to incite the feelings of the people by falsely portraying the RSS to be responsible for his (Mahatma Gandhi’s) death and further create a sense of fear amongst the Hindus, Muslims and other communities that the BJP will create tensions between them,” Naqvi said in the memorandum.

He said the statements of Gandhi “are not only false, disgraceful, condemnable, baseless but also an utter violation of the Model Code of Conduct as well as established democratic practices”.

“It is an attempt to mislead the people of the country by character assassination of the BJP, RSS and its members, based on completely false and baseless allegations and propaganda,” he said.

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  1. S
    Samanya Admi
    Mar 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm
    Watch 'Nine Hours Drama' prior to Mahatma hi's killing to get to know the truth.One people, one nation and one India.Save Dharma, Prakriti (Nature) and Sanskriti (Culture) to save one-self and the nation. "Dharmo Rakshati Rakaha"Nation First! Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan and Jai Hind.
    1. A
      Mar 9, 2014 at 7:09 pm
      discuss the atrocities of army in kashmir common people past 25 years, demolition of babri masjid, post riot of babri masjid, the well planned genocide in gujarath, RSS is the threaten for national integration. congress is the responsible for the growth of the poison tree.
      1. B
        Mar 9, 2014 at 12:55 pm
        Rahul is just a child who does not know about RSS or the history of Congress. Congress is the worst Communal Organization with their actions relating to KHILAFAT MOVEMENT ,THEIR CONSTANT PATRONAGE TO MUSLIMS THROUGH OUT THEIR HISTORY EVEN AT THE COST OF MAJORITY. Those who talk og Mahatma hi ination must read NATHU RAM GODSE STATEMENT BEFORE THE SPECIAL COURT. Why did Congress Govt under Nehru stopped publication of this statement in newspapers. Why is Congress and for that matter Rahul himself silent about the atrocities on KASHMIRI PUNDITS in J&K. Why is Congress and its TYuvraj Rahul is silent on illegal migrations of Bangladeshi Muslims in am, Tripura and other North Eastern States and now they have spread throughout India just because it is their VOTE BANK. During 2014 General Election Janta shall bury Congress into a deep ditch from where it shall never come out..
        1. B
          Mar 9, 2014 at 2:42 pm
          Mohanlal karamchan hi was cause of independence delay. He was stooge of British crown.
          1. I
            Mar 9, 2014 at 12:13 pm
            what a shamless guys are these sangparivar group, they hail godse as their hero in private, they hate him in publicly. o brothers and sisters of india beware they will not hesitate a bit to sell our beloved country personal gains.
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