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Tripura Congress burnt Modi’s effigy in protest against his insulting Remark on Rajiv Gandhi
TIWN May 7, 2019
Tripura Congress burnt Modi’s effigy in protest against his insulting Remark on Rajiv Gandhi
PHOTO : Congress burnt Modi's effigy at Agartala. TIWN Pic May 7

AGARTALA, May 7 (TIWN): Congress in Tripura came in massive protest over PM Modi’s vulgar comment regarding Rajiv Gandhi, Bharat Ratna, the former PM of India who sacrificed his life for nation just like his mother Indira Gandhi. Congress today burnt effigy of PM Modi followed by a massive protest rally from the Congress Bhawan at Post Office Chowmuhani. The agitators demanded PM Modi must do apology for his remark and also step down from the Prime Minister’s chair right now. It can be mentioned here, the roars of protest erupted after Modi in a rally at UP pointing at Rahul Gandhi said, “Your father [Rajiv Gandhi] may have been declared Mr. Clean by his courtiers. But he died as “Bhrashtachari No.1”.Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks to “malign and tarnish” the image of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was killed in a terror attack, is ''obscene'', the Congress told the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

In an additional affidavit, the party said Mr. Modi’s recent words, “Your father may have been declared Mr. Clean by his courtiers. But he died as “Bhrastachari No-1” is “derogatory” to the high office he held. It was both “unfortunate and unbecoming” a statement for a Prime Minister to make.The Congress said it lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) on May 6 against Mr. Modi’s remarks against Rajiv Gandhi.

Rajiv Gandhi was killed by a suicide bomber at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu in 1991. Mr. Modi’s words at an election speech in Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh was meant as a verbal attack on Rahul Gandhi, Congress president and son of Rajiv Gandhi.

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Congress through its lawmaker Sushmita Dev to file an additional affidavit to make good its complaint that the ECI had dealt with several complaints of hate speech against Mr. Modi and BJP president Amit Shah in an off-hand manner through cryptic orders of dismissal. A Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had further scheduled the case for detailed hearing on May 8.

“The ECI failed to appreciate that the hate speeches delivered by the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and Mr. Amit Shah are ‘corrupt practices’ under Section 123A of the Representation of People Act, 1951 which ex-facie promote feelings of enmity and hatred between different classes of the citizens of India on grounds of religion,” the affidavit filed through advocate Sunil Fernandes contended.

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