In an abusive comment, a BJP MLA has threatened to strip Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi, and send them back to Italy if his party comes to power.
Addressing a rally in Rajasthan’s Tonk constituency, Heeralal Regar said: “Sonia and Rahul Gandhi should be stripped off their clothes and sent back to Italy.”
Taking note of Regar’s comments, the Congress party has complained to the Election Commission.
However, Regar apologised for his remark, but added he has been misquoted. “I have not taken any name. If anyone is hurt by my comments, I apologise,” Regar said.
The incident comes days after the BJP urged the Election Commission to take action against Congress’ Saharanpur nominee Imran Masood over a purported anti-Narendra Modi speech.
Masood was arrested early Saturday for his hate speech against the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, during an election rally, had condemned the language used by Masood, saying it does not reflect the Congress’ thinking.
Masood was caught on camera spewing venom on Modi and threatening to “chop him into pieces”.