Senior BJP leader and cabinet minister Vinod Tawde, who is also a member of the BJP’s Lok Sabha election committee of state, wrote the letter.
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wrote a letter to Ashwini Kumar, the chief electoral officer of Maharashtra claiming that a tweet by the Congress’ official Twitter handle insults and spreads falsehood against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and portrays Hindu religion in negative light.
Senior BJP leader and cabinet minister Vinod Tawde, who is also a member of the BJP’s Lok Sabha election committee of state, wrote the letter. However, when The Asian Age contacted the state branch of Election Commission of India (ECI), they were mum over the issue.
According to the letter, the Congress, from its official Twitter handle on April 20 at 12.20 pm tweeted, “This is the modus operandi that Modi gives his blessings for organized propagation of hate, spreading of fake news, misleading people, rampant misogyny, abusing the Constitution & misuse of religious sentiments to incite hatred.”
Mr Tawde said along with the Tweet, the Congress also posted a 2.16 minute video along with the hashtag (#BhaktCharitra) and that the song in the clip talks about the PM in an insulting manner and spreads falsehood about him, thereby inciting hatred towards him.
The BJP leader said that in the tweet, the saffron colour has been used to show Hindu religion as one that is involved in violent activities. The words and video of the song promote falsehood and insults Hindu religion. It is intended at creating communal disharmony.
The BJP also demanded that the Congress delete the Tweet and action would be initiated against the party for promoting communal disharmony and trying to create social unrest and violating the model code of conduct.