Election Commission Notice To Manohar Parrikar Over His Alleged Bribery Remark
The Election Commission issued notice to Manohar Parrikar over his alleged bribery remark during campaigning in Goa. The EC said that the CD containing his remarks was not tampered with in any manner. The poll body has asked the Defence Minister to file his final reply by February 9. Parrikar has maintained his words were misinterpreted. On January 29, while addressing a gathering in North Goa, Parrikar had reportedly said, "Now also someone will give you Rs 1,000… We give Rs 1,500 every month. After five years, 1,500 will become 90,000 and this will also increase." The EC had sent a notice to Parrikar and sought his explanation by February 3 but the latter sought more time for his explanation.