BJP seeks EC action against Amarinder's 'carnage' remarks

BJP seeks EC action against Amarinder's 'carnage' remarks

The state Bharatiya Janata Party has sought the intervention of the Election Commission for registering a case against former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for his remarks of “carnage” during political rally in Khanna on Friday.

Amarinder, who was prompt to apologise for his remarks, had said there would be “quatal-e-aam” (murders) if the Congress dissidents did not retreat.

State Executive Member, BJP Punjab, Niraj Tayal and Election Media in-charge BJP Punjab, Vineet Joshi complained to the Punjab Chief Electoral Officer, that Amarinder Singh’s threat of “carnage” to rebel candidates of Congress is against the law.

Free and fair poll

The BJP calIed it a shocking turn of events that will have a direct bearing on the overall election environment.

Joshi said threatening legitimate candidates contesting independently of dire consequences and  even carnage was a gross violation of the model code of conduct rule.

The rule states that no party or candidate shall indulge in any activity which may aggravate existing differences and create mutual hatred or cause tension between different castes and communities, religious or linguistics.

Outrageous threats

“It’s a fit case for action under Section 506 of Indian Penal Code. The threats are simply outrageous, and tantamount to tampering with the peace and law and order situation of the state,” Vineet Joshi said.

He added that BJP demands the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) to direct the Punjab police to register a case against Amarinder Singh.