The Election Commission on Wednesday sought report from poll authorities in Uttar Pradesh on recent controversial remarks made by Samajwadi Party leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav and Azam Khan, and RLD chief Ajit Singh.
“The Chief Electoral Officer has been asked to provide us with CDs of the controversial statements. The district election officers have also been asked to submit detailed reports on the remarks at the earliest,” EC sources told PTI.
In highly controversial remarks made yesterday, Azam Khan had said that the Kargil War was won by Muslims and not Hindus.
“Kargil ki pahadiyon ko fateh karne wale Hindu sainik nahin balki Musalmaan they. (Muslim soldiers conquered the hills of Kargil),” Khan said while campaigning in Ghaziabad.
On the other hand, SP chief supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav had yesterday targeted BJP leader Amit Shah saying it was “unfortunate” that people like him were doing politics.
“It’s unfortunate that a person like Amit Shah is doing politics…Who is he? See his history…He was Home Minister (in Gujarat) when the riots took place… Ye naash kar denge… (They will ruin… (democracy),” Yadav said.
RLD chief Ajit Singh, meanwhile, said yesterday that to save Uttar Pradesh from burning in a communal fire, “we can go to any extent, even if it means throwing (Narendra) Modi into the sea”.