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Goa: BJP complains against Christian priest's 'hate speech', inquiry launched

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has ordered an inquiry into an alleged hate speech given by a Christian against the BJP following a complaint from the party.

A video of the from South addressing some people inside a church has gone viral on

In the video, the priest, who is speaking in Konkani, is seen criticising the BJP, Amit Shah, and late

The BJP's Goa unit lodged a complaint against the on Sunday.

A complaint was also filed by a local resident. The complainant alleged that through his speech, the priest was spreading hatred and also violated the model code of conduct (MCC).

When contacted, said he has ordered an inquiry into the matter.

"for South Goa constituency has been directed to conduct a detailed inquiry at the earliest and submit a report," he said.

BJP's said in his complaint, the video clip shows "a addressing people within the building of a religious institution and creating an atmosphere of hate and fear against a particular political party".

The ruling party demanded a thorough investigation into the matter and that the priest be booked for "spreading hatred".

Polling will be held for the two Lok Sabha seats in Goa on April 23.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 20:20 IST