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BJP registers complaint with EC over Akhilesh’s ‘Lathmaar Holi’ remarks

The BJP On Friday Registered A Complaint With The EC Over Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s Alleged Remarks That Samajwadi Party Workers Will Play “Lathmaar Holi' After The Poll Results Are Declared.

PTI | Updated on: 24 Feb 2017, 11:09:09 PM
Election Commission (Pic: PTI)


The BJP on Friday registered a complaint with the EC over Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s alleged remarks that Samajwadi Party workers will play “Lathmaar Holi” after the poll results are declared.

In their letter to the CEC, state BJP vice-president JPS Rathore and the party’s poll management in-charge Kudeep Pati Tripathi also alleged that Akhilesh had “threatened” the voters of Etawah.

“Akhilesh Yadav had said that after poll results are announced, Samajwadi Party workers would indulge in Lathmaar Holi (played with sticks). Prior to this, he had also threatened the voters of Etawah,” the letter said.

In the letter the party said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi belongs to a poor family, and leaders of the SP, BSP and Congress are making personal attacks on him. This is highly condemnable and violates the model code of conduct.”

It also demanded transfer of Pradeep Kumar, the district youth welfare officer of Faizabad, who reportedly campaigned for Uttar Pradesh minister Awadhesh Prasad.

Addressing a poll rally in Raebareli, the Samajwadi President had reportedly said, “Iss baar rangon ke saath lathwali holi bhi khelne ka intezaam SP ke log karenge.

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First Published : 24 Feb 2017, 11:05:00 PM