BJP files complaint against Mistry on 'vulgar comments'
The BJP has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Congress candidate from Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency Madhusudan Mistry for making vulgar insulting comments against women in his speech and demanded a ban on him for holding public rallies.
In its complaint, the BJP has said Mr Mistry had been making all the statements in contravention to the provisions of the model code of conduct and against the provisions of the representation of Peoples act, 1951, as also the Indian Penal Code.
It further alleged that Mr Mistry has crossed all the permissible limits and restrains under the law by making loose and vulgar statements which directly were against the credibility and the dignity of women as a whole.
Referring to the statement of Leader of opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj that there were all chances of good news, Mr Mistry had commented that 'first of all she should get the medical examination done and then say that there is good news.'
"This statement is vulgar and is intended to tarnish the image of a woman who herself is an elderly person.Not only that the said statement is derogatory and against the dignity of the women fraternity as a whole," the complaint said.
It further said that Mistry's statement is absolutely in contravention to the provisions of the model code of conduct and is also an offence in light of Section 125 [and also section 123(3)and 123(3a)] of the Representation of People Act 1951.
It is also an offence within the meaning of section 153 ,153B,295 and 505(2)of the Indian penal code apart from the other relevant provisions under chapter-IX of the Indian penal code.
The BJP has urged the EC to file an FIR against Mr Mistry and initiate criminal proceedings against the same. It has also demanded that Mr Mistry not be given any permission to hold any public meetings.
Mr Mistry is contesting against Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Vadodara.
(Posted on 13-04-2014)