FIR against Sidhu for sectarian vote appeal

PATNA: The Katihar management has lodged an FIR in opposition to Congress chief and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for his debatable enchantment to the Muslims in Seemanchal region of Bihar to vote en bloc and oust PM Narendra Modi.

Addressing an election rally at Barsoi in Katihar Lok Sabha constituency in favour of Congress nominee Tariq Anwar, the former international cricketer said, “I have come right here to alert you, Muslim brothers. You are 64% of the inhabitants ... You all Muslim brothers are my ‘pagri’ (turban). All of you come to paintings in Punjab and get love and affection there. If you face any downside in Punjab, you’ll in finding Sidhu standing with you — ‘Mehaman jo hamara hota hai woh jaan se pyara hota hai’. Dear Muslim brothers, they're dividing you and your votes through bringing right here people like Owaisi Saheb. They want to divide your votes and win the polls. You have a inhabitants of 64%. The minority neighborhood here's in majority. If you all come in combination and vote en bloc, then the subject will be settled and Modi will be sorted. It’s time to hit a six and ship Modi out of doors the boundary.”

He additionally said, “If you show harmony, no person can defeat your candidate (Tariq Anwar).”

Sidhu seemed to have blended up Katihar with neighbouring Kishanganj the place Muslims are in majority and the AIMIM of Asaduddin Owaisi has post a candidate in Akhtarul Iman.

The FIR was lodged with the Barsoi police station in Katihar district. Barsoi SHO Chandra Prakash informed IdealNews over phone that Sidhu has been booked under Section 188 of IPC and Sections 123(3) and 125 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. The criticism was lodged at the statement of Katihar district management’s flying squad Justice of the Peace Rajiv Kumar.

Section 123(3) is expounded to finish ban on any reference or enchantment to faith, race, neighborhood, caste and language during election, while Section 125 is expounded to selling enmity between categories in connection with election.

Sidhu’s enchantment to Muslim brothers additionally invited an offended response from the state BJP, which condemned the “reprehensible act”. A BJP delegation led through its state vice-president Devesh Kumar and spokesperson Nikhil Anand referred to as on state’s leader electoral officer (CEO) right here and submitted a petition to check in a felony case in opposition to Sidhu and demanded ban on his electioneering.

The CEO informed the BJP delegation that the fee had already taken cognizance of Sidhu’s speech and motion was taken.

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