Lucknow, Apr 6 UNI | 4 months ago

On the instruction of the Election Commission,Uttar Police in Bijnore today registered an FIR against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra modi's aide Amit Shah for his controversial statement in a Jat meeting.

Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Bijnore Sunil Singh told

UNI on telephone from Bijnore that FIR has been registered at Bijnore Kotwali under Section 153(A) of the IPC and 125 of the Representation of Peoples Act. He said investigation was underway in the case.

Earlier, UP Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha had sent the CD of the controversial remarks by Mr Shah along with the report of District Election Officer to the Election Commission. Chief Electoral Officer had yesterday taken cognizance of Mr Shah's statement and sought the CD along with a detailed report from the district authorities. Congress has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against Mr Shah's alleged provocative speech that had sought to create animosity between communities. Leaders of other political parties have too demanded action against him. In his speech, Mr Shah, the in-charge of UP in the Lok Sabha elections, had exhorted the jat community to avenge their humiliation at the hands of ruling Samajwadi Party during the Muzaffarnagar riots.

In an attempt to polarise Hindu votes in the favour of BJP, he asked them to take up elections as an issue of their 'self dignity' and 'self esteem' and handover a crushing defeat to SP and other parties engaged in the appeasement in the name of secularism.

(Posted on 06-04-2014)