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Congress wants action against Shah for lying about Congress manifesto

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Tuesday approached the seeking action against Shah for "stoking communal tensions" in Telangana by twisting the manifesto and spreading misinformation.

Campaigning at Amangal in district on December 2, Shah accused the of "minority appeasement", claiming that the Congress in its manifesto promised only to mosques and churches in the state while leaving out the temples.

Contrary to Shah's claims, the Congress manifesto has promised supply not only to mosques and churches but also to temples and other places of worship.

Taking strong exception to Shah's statement, a Congress delegation led by former union ministers and submitted a memorandum to the seeking action against Shah.

"Shah by lying about the Congress manifesto tried to vitiate the environment and create communal tension. We have asked the to take cognisance of Shah's speech and send him a notice. The must take strong action to ensure elections are free and fair," Sibal told the media here.

The Congress delegation also raised objection over the pre-dawn preventive detention of its state unit's Revanth Reddy, ahead of K. Chandrashekhar Rao's election rally in district.

"The way Reddy was arrested at 3 a.m. without giving any reason indicates the government's intention of hurting the Congress by all means. We have urged the to take notice of that and ensure that no such arrests are made during the polls," said Sibal.

Elections to the 119-member are scheduled for December 7.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 16:00 IST