A Congress worker from Amethi has written to the Election Commission in his blood, seeking action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his Bhrashtachari remark on Rajiv Gandhi.
Manoj Kashyap, who is also a village head of Kitiyawoh gram panchayat in Amethi, in his letter mentioned that he was “traumatised” by PM’s comments against the late PM, Rajiv Gandhi, and requested the EC to prevent Modi from making comments that “hurt the sentiments of the people”.
At an election rally in Pratapgarh constituency on May 4, Prime Minister Modi in response to the incessant allegations on the Rafale deal by the Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who is out on bail in National Herald case, had said that his father (Rajiv Gandhi) was termed as Mr Clean by his courtiers but his life ended as a Bhrashtachari No.1.
Flustered by this comment, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee had written to the Election Commission seeking strict action against PM Modi. However, the EC had dismissed the complaint filed by the Congress Party against Prime Minister Modi saying that the ‘Bhrashtachari No. 1’ remark against Rajiv Gandhi did not violate the Model Code of Conduct.
Meanwhile, Manoj Kashyap in his letter to EC wrote that anyone who insults Rajiv Gandhi is equal to those who assassinated him. “By calling him Bhrashtachari, the Prime Minister hurt the sentiments of crores of people in the country. People of Amethi are angry and I am writing this letter in blood because emotions of Amethi are connected with Rajiv Gandhi,” he said and added that there was no political agenda behind the letter.