EC may take few days to decide on complaints against Varun

EC may take few days to decide on complaints against Varun
PTI
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First Published: Sun, Mar 22 2009. 01 13 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Mar 22 2009. 01 13 PM IST
New Delhi: The Election Commission may take a few days to decide on the complaints against Varun Gandhi, whose controversial anti-Muslim speeches have created a political storm.
EC sources said the Commission considered the issue during a meeting on Saturday and was drafting the response.
The draft has to be gone through by the three-member commission and they will finalise the poll panel’s response, the sources said.
Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami had already said that it was for the Gandhi to prove that the CD was tampered.
Gandhi was slapped with a notice for making speeches that had communal overtones during his rallies in Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh, which evoked widespread criticism.
In its reply, the BJP distanced itself from Gandhi’s hate speeches and told the EC that his remarks did not represent the views of the party. It, however, asked the poll panel to check the genuineness of the CD containing the comments.
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First Published: Sun, Mar 22 2009. 01 13 PM IST