Telangana: The Congress party has approached the Election Commission asking to take action against BJP president Amit Shah for allegedly “stoking communal tensions” in the poll-bound state by twisting the Congress manifesto and spreading misinformation.
Amit Shah while campaigning in Ranga Reddy district on December 2, accused the Congress of “minority appeasement”, saying that the Congress in its manifesto promised free electricity only to mosques and churches while leaving out the temples in the state.
The fact is that the Congress in its manifesto has promised free electricity to all the places of worship and not only to mosques and churches but also to temples and other worship places.
According to the report published in the DC, a delegation of Congress led by former ministers Kapil Sibal and Kamal Nath submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission seeking action against the BJP chief.
Kapil Sibal while addressing the media said, “Shah by lying about the Congress manifesto tried to vitiate the environment and create communal tension. We have asked the EC to take cognisance of Shah’s speech and send him a notice. The EC must take strong action to ensure elections are free and fair.”