Published On: Mon, Feb 20th, 2017

Congress to approach EC over Modi’s remarks intended to divide society

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday said it will approach the Election Commission (EC) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “controversial” remarks of “graveyard and cremation ground” during a recent rally.

We will approach the Election Commission today (Monday) over his controversial remarks

KC Mittal, head of the Congress’s legal cell said: “We will approach the Election Commission today (Monday) over his controversial remarks.”

Modi on Sunday said the Uttar Pradesh government was playing politics of discrimination, while his flagship schemes benefit everyone irrespective of their caste and religion.

“If a village receives funds for a graveyard, then it should also get for cremation ground… If you provide uninterrupted power supply for Eid, then you should also do it for Holi,” Modi said while addressing an election rally in Fatehpur.

CPM leader Sitaram Yechury also slammed the PM’s comments as being “communal” and “intended to divide Hindus and Muslims”.

Yechury said people need jobs not comments of his nature and also called Modi’s a comments a “sign of desperation”

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal tweeted yesterday that Modi’s religion-tinged comments “show that the BJP is going to badly lose the (ongoing) Uttar Pradesh elections.” Kejriwal reiterated that Modi’s “nervous” about the March 11 results of Assembly elections in five states.

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