Congress files complaint against JP Nadda, Amit Malviya over alleged intimidation of SC, ST voters in Karnataka

08:59PM Sun 5 May, 2024

Congress on May 5 filed a complaint against BJP chief JP Nadda, BJP state president BY Vijayendra and the party’s social media in-charge Amit Malviya over a video posted by the saffron party’s Karnataka wing on their social media.

“For allegedly intimidating members of Schedule caste or tribe to not vote for a particular candidate with an intention to create feelings of enmity, hatred and ill-will against members of SC/ST community and violating model code of conduct by using animated video of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah by portraying Congress party as favouring a particular religion and suppressing members of SC/ST and OBC community,” the Congress complaint read.

Amit Malviya was quick to react as he questioned Congress leader Namdevrao Wadettiwar's statement.

Malviya's tweet read: "Like the Batla House encounter, Congress leader and LoP in Maharashtra Assembly, Vijay Namdevrao Wadettiwar says, “Hemant Karkare was not killed by bullets of terrorists, like Ajmal Kasab, but by a cop close to the RSS.”This is shocking and demeaning those who laid down their lives fighting the worst ever terror attack on India, just to appease a community, for votes. This is the same argument Pakistan makes in their defence.