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BJP urges EC to take action against Rahul Gandhi for alleged casteist remark

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Accusing of insulting people of a particular caste by his "why all Modis are thieves" comment, the BJP Monday moved the demanding action against the

Gandhi on Monday attacked over the issue of corruption and asked how come all "thieves" have 'Modi' as the common surname as he referred to and former IPL

Led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, a BJP delegation which included leaders Om Pathak and Satyapal Jain met top poll panel officials here and demanded action against Gandhi.

"We requested the to take action against as he has insulted people from a backward caste by asking why all Modis are thieves. This shows his feudal mindset," Naqvi said.

Jain claimed that the president's remark is an insult to a specific caste and therefore the delegation has requested the to take cognisance of it.

The BJP has also demanded deployment of paramilitary forces in all districts of and video recording of polling in the state, he said.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 00:10 IST