Overruling claims of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on bribery remark that he made in Goa, that it was incorrectly translated, Election Commission on Tuesday again served fresh notice to the minister. The Election Commission asked him to respond by 3PM on Thursday (9th February).
In its latest notice to the senior BJP leader, the Commission said the “CD (of his speech made on January 29 in Chimbel) has not been tampered with in any manner whatsoever”.
The commission also informed that the entire speech of the defence minister was transcripted and transalated by a three-member committee.
The Goa Forward Party has attached a statement purportedly made by Parrikar during a BJP meeting in Chimble village, a suburb of state capital.
He said, "....I understand if someone organises a rally and you take Rs 500 for moving around with (candidate), that is not a problem. But when you vote, choose the lotus (BJP's poll symbol)..This you must remember," Parrikar was quoted as saying by the Goa Forward party.
Chimbel is the part of St Cruz constituency, where BJP has fielded its candidate for the 4 February elections.