Shah Booked for His 'Revenge' Remark

Published: 06th April 2014 07:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th April 2014 10:25 PM   |  A+A-


Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah was booked today by the Bijnore district administration for allegedly inciting the public through his controversial "revenge" remark.

"A case has been lodged under various sections of the IPC by the District Magistrate regarding some objectionable part in Shah's speech," Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha told PTI in Lucknow.

Shah was booked under section 153 of the IPC (inciting people) and section 125 of the Representation of the People Act (promoting enmity between different classes), the Chief Electoral Officer said.

Uttar Pradesh poll authorities have sent the CD of the remark made by Shah in Muzaffarnagar, which witnessed communal frenzy last year, along with report of the District Election Officer to the Election Commission in New Delhi.

Shah, who is not contesting the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, triggered a row with his comment that the elections,especially in western UP, is "an election for honour. It is an election to take revenge for the insult. It an election to teach a lesson to those who have committed injustice".

The speech came under fire from political parties which accused him of vitiating the atmosphere in the Muzaffarnagar region.

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Congress Slams Shah's 'Revenge' Remark

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