The Gujarat BJP has complained to the Election Commission (EC) against Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia for using "unparliamentary" language and words like 'donkey' while criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"Modhwadia during a public rally at Deesa town in Banaskantha district uttered unparliamentary, abusive and foul words against the prime minister 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.
In the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, it was in Uttar Pradesh that Modi, who was the then Gujarat Chief Minister, had said that it takes a "56-inch chest" to convert Uttar Pradesh 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 leader has a 56-inch chest," he said.
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