EC notices over remarks 'visha kanye', 'nalayak beta' barbs referring to Sonia Gandhi, PM Moditext_fields
Bengaluru: Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, a legislator from the BJP, and Priyank Kharge, an MLA from the Congress, have both received notices from the Election Commission (EC) due to their use of derogatory language in the lead-up to the May 10 Assembly elections in Karnataka.
The EC has directed both politicians to respond to the notice by 5 pm on Thursday, May 4th. They are being accused of violating the model code of conduct and making personal attacks. The EC has requested that both individuals explain why they should not face action for their actions.
While Yatnal, the BJP legislator from Karnataka's Vijayapura constituency called former INC president Sonia Gandhi 'visha kanye' (poisonous woman), Priyank, the son of Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as 'nalayak beta' during a rally in Karnataka. Yatnal made the 'poisonous woman' remarks while criticising the remarks of the AICC president wherein the veteran Congress leader compared PM Modi to a 'poisonous snake'.
The poll body has given directions to the political parties and star campaigners with the objective of containing personal attacks. The commission had stated that it had noticed many leaders overlooking the dignity of language while campaigning. The EC has also directed officials to initiate legal action against those who violate the model code of conduct.
With IANS inputs