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HP BJP leader's abusive remark: Cong says it's their culture and PM is silent over it

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Monday hit out at the BJP over the alleged abusive remarks against made by the saffron party's unit chief, alleging it is the culture of the ruling party to do so and the is silent over it.

claimed that one cannot expect anything better from the BJP as it is their culture to abuse, started by before the 2014 elections.

"They have a culture of abusing... which the started. This is their culture," he told reporters.

"We cannot expect anything else from the BJP. The prime minister is still silent on this. Their or the of a state unit has made an abusive remark which I cannot even publicly utter, but the prime minister is silent," Sibal said.

To a question on Azam Khan's derogatory comments against Jaya Prada, he said, "I believe a complaint is being filed or has been filed in the poll panel. It is the Election Commission's responsibility to take whatever action it wishes to take."

On whether candidates making objectionable comments should be barred from contesting polls, Sibal said, "That is the responsibility of an authority under the Constitution and that authority has the freedom to take whatever action it wishes to take. We should expect that authority to take action in the context of the alleged statement."

Himachal had Sunday accused the BJP's state of making a derogatory comment against and sought his apology for it.

Satti, however, refused to apologise for the alleged comment saying he was merely reading a message shared widely on and asserted that he had asked party workers not to forward such texts.

He said rather the Congress should apologise for calling Prime Minister a thief.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 22:40 IST