CM justifies calling Modi a 'mass murderer'

CM justifies calling Modi a 'mass murderer'

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday justified calling the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, a “mass murderer”, a day after the Election Commission of India (ECI) served him a notice on a complaint filed by the saffron party for violating the model code of conduct. 

In the three-page reply, Siddaramaiah justified the Kannada adjective, ‘Narahanthaka’ or mass murderer, for Modi. “The said adjective should be seen and understood in the general perception of the Gujarat administration. And it is in that context I used the word,” the chief minister said. 

The Chief Electoral Officer, Anil Kumar Jha, said the CM’s explanation had been forwarded to the ECI. 

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the BJP made another complaint against Congress leader C M Ibrahim with respect to his reported speech that on May 16, when the poll results would be announced, Modi would be buried. Jha said the complaint would be processed once the BJP submitted a CD of the speech which it claimed to possess. 

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