Panaji: A sitting BJP MP and a candidate for the North Goa seat has attracted controversy for posing with a copy of the Bible in a church while starting his election campaign.
A lawyer activist Sunday filed a complaint to the chief electoral officer in Goa against former union minister for state Shripad Naik for using the religious symbol for election campaign.
"The model code of conduct currently in force strictly bans the use of mosques, churches, temples or other religious places as a forum for election propaganda," Rodrigues said in his complaint to the election authority, seeking action against Naik.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate started his campaign by visiting the capital's grandest Immaculate Conception Church Saturday. Naik was also seen posing with a Catholic priest Cleto Pereira during his visit to the church.
Naik claimed that the church was located in his constituency and he went to meet voters of the area. "How can it be wrong to meet your voters?" asked Naik.