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'Be prudent in choosing words for speeches", Mandi RO raps Himachal BJP chief


(RO) on Tuesday sent an advisory to BJP over his "will chop off arms of those who point fingers at BJP leaders" remark.

District Returning Officer-cum-Deputy in the letter sent to the BJP advised him to "be prudent about the selection of words in speeches in the future to ensure peaceful election".

Earlier, the sent him a notice and asked to explain his remark that he would chop off the hands of people who dare to raise finger towards any BJP

Addressing a rally on April 24 here, had said: "Our leaders are sitting on the dais. If anyone dares to raise their finger, we would chop their hands off. We are not nincompoops. We are not a group of stupid people."

The state BJP chief, in his reply to the notice, said, "I was not having any political vendetta or intention against any of the workers or leaders of any of the political party/opponents."

"I never made any false, derogatory or inciting remarks, as alleged in the notice under reply. Moreover, the wording of my speech was taken otherwise by press correspondents," he added.

had made the aforementioned remark days after barred him from campaigning for 48 hours for his derogatory remark on

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First Published: Tue, April 30 2019. 20:13 IST