FIR against Togadia over ‘hate speech’, EC seeks report
Congress and several other parties on Monday came down heavily on Praveen Togadia for ‘spreading venom’ through his reported remarks that Muslims should be stopped from buying property in Hindu areas and said that the VHP leader should be ‘hospitalised’ for treatment.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission has sought the recording of the speech made by Togadia in Bhavnagar on Saturday.
‘They (EC officials) are in the process of acquiring the recording of the statement made by Togadia and after listening to it they will decide the future course of action,’ Bhavnagar district collector and returning officer P K Solanki said in Rajkot on Monday.
While NDA ally Shiromani Akali Dal said the Indian society has no place for such people, RSS dismissed the report, saying that ‘no swayamsevak thinks on such divisive lines.’
‘He always spreads venom, you know that. And he belongs to that category of people in this country who do not believe in the unity and the integrity of India. What can you say about people like this?,’ Congress leader and Union minister Kapil Sibal said.
‘It (statement) spreads venom and it is for the authorities to decide,’ he said.