The ruling BJP in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday asked the state election commission to register a criminal case against a Congress leader for issuing threats to Bharatiya Janata Party state chief Satpal Singh Satti.
"It is shameful that the Congress is stooping this low and resorting to pressure tactics and even threatening bodily harm to the BJP leadership," it said.
A complaint against Satti was lodged with the EC.
Satti targeted Gandhi and his family at a public meeting in Baddi in Solan on April 13. Replying to Gandhi's "chowkidar chor hai" taunt Satti said Rahul Gandhi and the entire Gandhi family are "thieves".
The Congress on Tuesday held state-wide protests over the "obscene slur".
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