Priyanka Gandhi and Himanta Biswa: The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday sent a show cause notice to Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi over her “envelope” comment related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s temple visit. The Commission has asked Priyanka Gandhi to respond to the notice by the evening of 30 October. A day after BJP had filed a complaint against Priyanka Gandhi, the Commission has sent her a notice. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday accused Priyanka Gandhi of making false claims about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal religious beliefs during the election campaign in Rajasthan and urged the Election Commission to take action against her. Was.
What did BJP say in its complaint?
BJP has said in its complaint that Priyanka Gandhi had said in a public meeting in Dausa on October 20 that she saw on TV that when an envelope of donation given by Prime Minister Modi to a temple was opened, there was only Rs 21 in it. After this, he made a political attack on BJP and said that BJP shows ‘envelopes’ to the public but after the elections nothing is found in them. BJP has also included a video of his remarks in its complaint.
What is the case of Himanta Biswa Sarma?
The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday asked Assam Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma to show cause for his remarks targeting the state’s lone Muslim minister Mohammad Akbar last week during the assembly election campaign in Chhattisgarh. ‘Notice issued. The Commission has asked Sarma to reply to the notice by 5 pm on October 30.
Notice one day after filing the complaint
The Commission has sent this notice a day after Congress had filed a complaint against Himanta Biswa Sarma. Himanta Biswa Sarma, during his speech in Kawardha, Chhattisgarh on October 18, while targeting Akbar, had said, “If Akbar is not removed, the land of Mata Kaushalya will be defiled.” He had said, “If one Akbar comes somewhere, he calls 100 Akbars. Therefore, send him away as soon as possible, otherwise the land of Mata Kaushalya will become impure.” It is believed that Lord Ram’s mother Kaushalya was a resident of modern-day Chhattisgarh.
Himanta Biswa Sarma had also attacked the Bhupesh Baghel led Congress government in Chhattisgarh on many issues including religious conversion. He had said, “Today our dear tribals of Chhattisgarh are being encouraged to convert to religion every day. And when someone raises voice against this, Bhupesh Baghel ji says ‘we are secular’. Is it your secularism to beat up Hindus? This country is the country of Hindus and will remain the country of Hindus. Don’t teach us secularism, we don’t need to learn secularism from you.
Congress had on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Himanta Vishwa Sarma for his remarks against its candidate from Kawardha, Akbar. The party alleged that Sarma’s statement had a clear intention to instigate sections of the society against each other. The Election Commission issued a notice to them, reminding them of a provision of the election code of conduct, which says, “No party or candidate shall indulge in any activity which may aggravate existing differences, create mutual hatred, or create tension on the basis of different castes and communities, religions or languages.” Voting for the 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly will be held in two phases on November 7 and 17.