EC asks Jharkhand poll authorities to send transcript of Rahul Gandhi’s speech that had ‘rape in India’ remark


NEW DELHI: The Election Commission has requested poll authorities in Jharkhand to submit a qualified copy of the speech of Congress leader

Rahul Gandhi

in which he experienced made the “rape in India” remark at an election rally in the point out previous 7 days.

The final decision to request the transcript came right after BJP leaders approached the poll panel against Gandhi, accusing him of applying the situation of rape as a instrument to target political rivals.

The BJP had demanded action in opposition to him.

Official resources in the

EC

mentioned even further action would be contemplated following acquiring the report.

“The transcript should be with us anytime now… we are fast paced with polling in Jharkhand at existing,” said a senior EC functionary.

Addressing an election rally in Godda, Gandhi had created the remark while getting a jibe at the Modi authorities about increasing circumstances of crimes versus women.