CPI(M) asks EC to disqualify Varun Gandhi

CPI(M) asks EC to disqualify Varun Gandhi

Ranchi: The CPI(M) on Wednesday demanded that the Election Commission (EC) disqualify BJP leader Varun Gandhi from contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Pilibhit as his recent speech in the constituency “flouted" rules of the country.

“Since the Election Commission has the prima facie evidence, it should move urgently towards disqualification of such a candidate, as per the law and the rules of the country," CPI(M) Politburo member Brinda Karat told a news conference here.

Condemning Varun Gandhi’s recent speech at Pilibhit recently that drew flak from all corners, Brinda criticised the BJP for “allotting ticket to him".

“If the BJP has the slightest respect for the constitution and parliamentary norms, it should withdraw its candidate," said the CPI(M) politburo member after Varun said the video footage was “doctored" and was a “political conspiracy" to malign him.