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Congress files complaints over derogatory remarks by BJP's Himachal Pradesh chief

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

The Monday filed a complaint with the against BJP's chief for allegedly making a derogatory comment against

The party has also lodged a police complaint against the BJP leader, urging to register a case against him.

Earlier the Congress's had sought Satti's apology, but he refused saying he merely read out the contents of a message which was already viral on

"I have narrated an incident while addressing a public meeting in Nalagarh tehsil of district whereby a derogatory remark was made against Rahul in retaliation of using 'chor' word for PM in a viral message," told

"The person who used the derogatory word and made such a message viral can not be our worker. Even then I asked my workers to restrain from using such remark or sharing such messages," he said.

He said the leaders listened to only a part of his speech.

"They should hear my speech in totality and then they will come to the conclusion that I have not used any derogatory remark against Rahul Gandhi," said.

He said, "Our workers have their own sentiments for the PM. So, and leaders should also apologise for using 'chor' word for and should stop using that word for Modi".

Talking to PTI, state Congress said he has filed a complaint against Satti with the for the remarks.

Kimta said he also filed an with station and sent a copy of it to of police.

When contacted, Shimla SP Omapati Jamwal said, "An has been received at station. We are studying the contents of the complaint."

Kimta said the Congress would hold protest rallies across the state on Tuesday at 11 am.

"If Satti does not apologise publicly for making the derogatory remarks, the Congress will not hesitate to gherao him," he added.

In Delhi, Congress said one cannot expect anything better from the BJP as it is their culture to abuse, started by before the 2014 elections.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 00:55 IST