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Karnataka BJP Files Complaint Against Jignesh Mevani, Prakash Raj Over Comments On PM Modi

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| May 1 , 2018 , 08:55 IST

As battleground Karnataka heats up before the state assembly elections later this month, the Karnataka wing of BJP on Monday filed a complaint against Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani and actor Prakash Raj over their comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

The complaint was filed with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) for 'having used defamatory and abusive language' against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa.

In the complaint letter filed with the CEO, the saffron party accuses Mevani of calling PM Modi 'a corporate salesman and a thief.'

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"Jignesh Mevani in his speech at an event on April 29 in Bengaluru called our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi a corporate salesman and a thief who has looted the country," the letter said.

The letter accused Mevani and Raj of making 'relentless' attempts in jeopardising PM Modi and Yeddyurappa's image and urged the election watchdog to not grant any permission to Mevani or Raj for conducting any indoor or outdoor meeting in Karnataka till the polls are over.

The BJP complaint also sought action against JD (S) senior leader AK Subbaiah who said that Yeddyurappa along with his fiancee would runaway once polls results are out.

The high-stakes Karnataka polls for its 225-member state assembly will be taking place on May 12 and the counting will take place on May 15. Since Karnataka is one of the last major states in the control of the Congress party, the BJP has been making full efforts to secure edgeways within the state, by bringing in star campaigners including PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.