New Delhi: Accusing the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Congress of flouting the Model Code of Conduct, the Bharatiya Janata Party 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, the party charged Mr. 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 Mr. 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violating the Model Code of Conduct and the recognition of Indian National Congress as a National Party may kindly be withdrawn immediately for repeated violations of the Model Code of Conduct,” it said.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 Mr. 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.