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BJP worker files complaint against Urmila Matondkar for remark on Hinduism

Urmila Matondkar in a TV interview said that "The religion which has been known for its tolerance has become the most violent", said Suresh Nakhua, a Mumbai BJP worker

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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Suresh Nakhua, a Mumbai BJP worker, demanded action against Matondkar, Gandhi and Sardesai under sections 295A, 505 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code

A has lodged a complaint with police accusing Bollywood and Congress' Lok Sabha candidate of making anti-Hindu remarks, an said Sunday.

The also sought actions against for allegedly instructing Matondkar to make the "calumnious comments" and allegedly for letting the make the remarks on his news channel and telecasting them.

Suresh Nakhua, a BJP worker, in his complaint lodged with the in on Saturday claimed the remarks hurt community's sentiments.

Matondkar is the Congress' candidate from North Lok Sabha constituency.

Nakhua said he submitted the complaint after watching Matondkar's interview on a television news channel in which she said the "Hinduism is the most violent religion in the world".
 


 "We have received the application. After seeking a legal opinion, we will take further action," a station told

Nakhua said Matondkar's comments were "false, mischievous, deceitful and frivolous", and alleged they were made with a deliberate motive to cause disharmony among people and malign the country at a global level.

The BJP leader, in a tweet, said, "Cong Candidate from Mumbai, says: The religion which has been known for its tolerance has become the most violent!! This is abuse of Hindus!!!"


He also alleged that Matondkar made these "malicious, mischievous and calumnious comments on the instructions and orders of Rahul Gandhi".

Nakhua further alleged that allowed Matondkar to make the comment and broadcast it on the television channel.

He demanded action against Matondkar, Gandhi and Sardesai under sections 295A, 505 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.

The sections respectively pertain to committing "deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings", making "statement causing public mischief" and "acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention".

When contacted for his reaction, Maharashtra said the ground was slipping from beneath the BJP's feet.

Sensing defeat in Mumbai North, earlier an attempt was made to peek into Matondkar's personal life and marriage and now they are trying to polarise voters, Sawant said.

"The BJP has realised voters prefer Urmila rather than the (BJP's Gopal Shetty)," he added.

First Published: Sun, April 07 2019. 15:35 IST
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