Kerala BJP files police complaint against Rahul Gandhi

The complainant said that the Congress leader's statement is likely to cause disharmony and enmity between people speaking vernacular languages.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.Photo | PTI

KOCHI: The BJP Ernakulam district committee filed a police complaint against Congress leader and UDF Wayanad Lok Sabha candidate Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, alleging that he has made a malicious statement misquoting the Prime Minister to cause disharmony in society.

In the complaint filed at the Ernakulam Central Police Station, BJP Legal Cell district convener Sinu G Nath said that Rahul Gandhi made a public speech in Kottayam accused the Prime Minister of campaigning for One Nation, One Language and One Religion.

Quoting from Rahul's speech, he said," If a daughter graduates from a university her parents congratulate her in Malayalam. I get surprised when I hear the PM giving speeches where he says One Nation, One Language and One Religion. How can you tell the people of Tamil Nadu to not speak Tamil, People of Kerala to not speak Malayalam? Every single Indian language is as important as any other language. BJP does this with language, place, caste and religion. Whenever they get an opportunity, they divide the country."

Sinu said the video is available on YouTube.

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"The statement has been made to cause disharmony among the Indian society based on language and religion. The Prime Minister has never made any such statement. The intention of the accused is to create enmity between different groups of people on the grounds of place of birth, residence and language.

"The statement is likely to cause disharmony and enmity between people speaking vernacular languages. The statement has been made intentionally with ulterior motive," Sinu added.

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