The chief electoral officer of Gujarat has asked for a report on the controversial speech by ousted vice-chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband,Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi,at a Congress function at Mandvi in Surat district on Sunday.
The BJP had lodged a complaint with the Election Commission and demanded that Vastanvi be barred from entering Gujarat for his alleged provocative utterances against Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
We have asked for a report from Surat district electoral officer. We will take a decision after we receive the report, said additional chief electoral officer Sanjiv Kumar.
Addressing a rally organised by the minority cell of Congress at Tarkeshwar in Mandvi taluka of Surat district on Sunday,Vastanvi had reportedly called Modi a zalim (tyrant).