Delhi Polls: BJP moves EC over Kumar Vishwas' remark

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas for allegedly making a "derogatory" remark against the party.BJP leaders Satish Upadhyay,
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IANS January 31, 2015 16:54 IST

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas for allegedly making a "derogatory" remark against the party.

BJP leaders Satish Upadhyay, Meenakshi Lekhi, Shazia Ilmi, Shaina N.C., among others, went to the poll panel's office and filed a complaint against Vishwas.

"We moved the Election Commission against Vishwas and sought strict action...," Upadhyay said.

At a recent rally, Vishwas allegedly said: "Two problems the BJP has with Arvind Kejriwal. One is that he wears a muffler... Has he stolen it from you? One of them says he (Kejriwal) coughs a lot..... What is your problem? Do you have to sleep with him in his bedroom?"

AAP chief Kejriwal was present at the rally.

BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi also expressed anguish over the remark.

Bedi Saturday tweeted: "Absolutely derogatory, sexist remarks, illegal photoshopped images communicating wrong messaging. It is this unethical, toxic, perverse and uncivil practices that we need to eliminate from our system."

In another tweet, she asked: "What kind of security and dignity can women expect from AAP's leadership that itself has blatant sexist and perverse mindsets?"

She said a police complaint has been lodged over the remark.

Ilmi said that other than the derogatory remark, the BJP has raised other issues also. "AAP has been flouting Election Commission's norms, and we filed a complaint on other issues also. We sought strict action," she said.

 

 
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