In a major blow to the ruling BJP, its national president Amit Shah has been charge-sheeted by the local police for allegedly triggering communal hatredness through speeches during the campaigning for general election.
Reportedly, the BJP chief has been booked on the basis of a video clip of his alleged hate speech delivered in April.
Shah had reportedly said addressing a rally in Muzaffarnagar, “this election is about voting out the government that protects and gives compensation to those who killed Jats. It is about ‘badla’ (revenge) and protecting ‘izzat’ (honour)”.
Several parties, including the Congress had complained to the Election Commission and sought action against Amit Shah for his “provocative hate speech”.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also asked the election commission to take action against the former Gujarat minister for spreading communal hatred.