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Cong leader under EC scanner for ‘abusing’ Modi

Congress leader Rizwan Usmani has been accused of violating the model code of conduct by using abusive language against Chief Minister Narendra Modi at at an election meeting early this week.

Written by Express News Service | Surat |
April 16, 2009 12:50:24 am

Congress leader Rizwan Usmani has been accused of violating the model code of conduct by using abusive language against Chief Minister Narendra Modi at at an election meeting early this week.

Addressing a public meeting held in Navsari on Monday,Usmani allegedly used derogatory words to describe Modi as well as BJP candidate C R Patel.

Nodal officer N K Damor has conducted an inquiry into the matter and forwarded video

CDs of Usmani’s speech to the Election Commission at Gandhinagar. The public meeting was organised to garner support for local Congress candidate Dhansukh Rajput in the Khursheed Wadi area. In his speech,Gujarat Congress general secretary Usmani is also said to have targeted Modi’s parents.

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District Collector R C Meena said: “We have found that Usmani has used inappropriate language for Modi and his parents. We are waiting for the orders of the Election Commission and will take further steps based on that.”

While Usmani refused to comment on the issue,Navsari district BJP president Kanak Barot said the party would not tolerate such remarks. “He has hurt our feelings towards Modi,” Barot said.

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