Lucknow: The Election Commission on Sunday sought a report from the administration after Varun Gandhi, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Pilibhit, made allegedly communal remarks at a rally.
"We have been asked (by the Election Commission) to submit a report in the next three days," Pilibhit sub-divisional magistrate Zameel Alam told IANS by telephone.
Addressing a public gathering in Barkeda locality March 7-8, Gandhi, son of sitting Pilibhit MP and former central minister Maneka Gandhi, made allegedly anti-Muslim remarks, which were reported widely in Hindi news channels.
SPEECH TROUBLE: Young BJP leader Varun Gandhi accused of making anti-Muslim remarks.
"Gandhi had made similar remarks at a rally on Feb 22. The administration had then cautioned him against making such statements," said a senior official, preferring anonymity.
Maneka Gandhi has vacated the Pilibhit seat for the 28-year-old who will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections for the first time.
Over 3,600 dead, several injured in Nepal quake but SP MP wants fellow MP's relative to be saved first
Live: Should donate one month's salary to the people of Nepal, says Mulayam Singh
Devendra Fadnavis in Israel to seek collaboration, attract investment