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BJP complains to EC over Cong leader's remarks against Modi

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The BJP has complained to the (EC) against Arjun Modhwadia for using "unparliamentary" language and words like 'donkey' while criticising

In a letter to the headquarters in on Wednesday, the state BJP's legal cell said the remarks were an insult to the constitutional post and a violation of the model code of conduct.

"Modhwadia during a public rally at Deesa town in district uttered unparliamentary, abusive and foul words against the by describing him as a 'donkey'," said the letter, released by the BJP Thursday.

"This is a clear violation of the election code of conduct and an insult to the constitutional post," it said.

Claiming that the had a "record" of using abusive language against the since the 2000 state polls, the BJP demanded strict and prompt action against him.

The party also sent a copy of the letter to Gujarat's S

Modhwadia, former president, Tuesday said only donkeys have a 56-inch chest.

In the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, it was in that Modi, who was the then Chief Minister, had said that it takes a "56-inch chest" to convert into Gujarat in terms of development.

"A fit person has a chest of 36 inches, a body-builder can have a chest of 42, it is only donkeys who have a chest of 56 inches, and bulls have a chest of 100 inches," Modhwadia said.

"Bhakts (Modi fans) do not understand this point and are happy when someone says their has a 56-inch chest," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 14:00 IST
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