Congress complains to EC against Modi’s ‘Sultan of tukde-tukde gang’ remark in Mysuru

The BJP state unit, too, on Monday filed a complaint with Election Commission against Karnataka Minister D Sudhakar.


Published Apr 16, 2024 | 12:06 PMUpdatedApr 16, 2024 | 12:06 PM

PM Modi made the 'Sultan of Tukde Tukde gang' remark at a rally held in Mysuru. (X)

The Congress in Karnataka on Monday, 15 April, complained to the Election Commission seeking legal action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks at an election rally in Mysuru, in which he called the Congress the ‘Sultan of tukde-tukde gang’.

Addressing a mega public meeting at Mysuru on Sunday, 14 April, Modi had called the Congress “the sultan of tukde tukde gang”, accusing the opposition party of harbouring the dangerous intention to “divide, break and weaken” the country.

In a letter to the Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer, the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) alleged that while addressing the rally, PM Modi said that the Congress and its allies had boycotted the Ram Mandir consecration in Ayodhya earlier this year, and accused the INDIA Bloc of wanting to “destroy the strength of the Hindu religion”.

The PM further stated that he “vowed not to allow” these “forces of hate” to succeed as long as he enjoyed the blessings of the people of India, it said.

The letter stated that he also attacked the Congress and described it as the “Sultan of Tukde Tukde gang” that was going about “weakening” the country.

“The statement was made to woo the voters of India, in particular the voters of Karnataka, for the furtherance of the prospects of the election of the candidates of NDA group in India,” it said.

The KPCC has urged the poll body to take cognisance of the statements made by Modi and direct the concerned authorities to register a criminal case against him by the law in the interest of free and fair elections.

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BJP complains to EC

Meanwhile, the BJP state unit too on Monday filed a complaint with Election Commission against Karnataka Minister D Sudhakar.

The complaint was filed for violation of the Model Code of Conduct for his recent comment at a public speech promising special grants from the chief minister.

In a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka, the BJP alleged the Minister in his public speech held at Nayakanahatti village of Chitradurga district, had promised special grants of ₹25 crore from the Centre after speaking to the chief minister, if the people managed to get him “maximum votes”.

“We strongly apprehend that this statement will create undue influence and coercion on the voters to deliver their votes ultimately resulting in a great impact on the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections,” the party alleged.

The BJP has urged the Election Commission to take stern and necessary action against the Minister for his “misleading, false and influential speech”.

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