Jharkhand 2019

ECI seeks report from Jharkhand poll authorities on Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Rape in India’ remark

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses 'Bharat Bachao' rally in New Delhi on December 14, 2019.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses 'Bharat Bachao' rally in New Delhi on December 14, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

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Addressing an election rally in Godda, Mr. Gandhi had taken a jibe at the Modi government over rising cases of crimes against women

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has sought a factual report from poll authorities in Jharkhand on the “Rape in India” remark of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi made at a rally in the poll-bound State last week.

The decision to seek a report came after BJP leaders approached the poll panel against Mr. Gandhi for using rape as a tool to target political rivals.

The BJP had demanded action against him.

Official sources in the ECI said further action would be contemplated after getting the report.

Addressing an election rally in Godda, Mr. Gandhi had taken a jibe at the Modi government over rising cases of crimes against women.

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Printable version | Jan 21, 2020 8:21:15 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/elections/jharkhand/ec-seeks-report-from-jharkhand-poll-authorities-over-rahul-gandhis-rape-in-india-remark/article30317399.ece

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