Maharashtra minister sparks row with ‘incest’ slur on Congress | India News – Times of India

 Maharashtra minister sparks row with 'incest' slur on Congress | India News - Times of India

Nagpur/Chandrapur: Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to cancel the candidature of Maharashtra’s forest minister and BJP’s Chandrapur candidate. Sudhir Mangantiwar In one for alleged “indecent remarks” against the Congress Rally Addressed by the latter on Monday PM Narendra Modi.
Mangantiwar’s remarks went viral, sparking outrage, protests across the state and a police complaint. Although the PM was yet to touch the rally venue in Chandrapur’s Morwa when Mangantiwar went ballistic, Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and CM Eknath Shinde were present on the occasion. Dice
In their complaint to the polling panel, MVA leaders demanded immediate action. Atul Londe, chief spokesperson of the Congress in the state, demanded the disqualification of Mangantiwar.
Mangantiwar accused the Congress of cherry-picking and distorting his statements. “If Congress is reminded of the atrocities on Sikhs in 1984, its leaders will find it hard to swallow. The party cannot suppress the injustice done to people by going viral with a robbery clip,” Mangantiwar posted on X. .
The Congress women’s wing staged protests in Chandrapur, saying the party said “the vile comments of the minister have shaken the conscience of the country”. A Congress leader in Nagpur, Gajraj Hatiwar, has filed a complaint against Mangantiwar at the tehsil police station.
Shiv Sena (UBT) national spokesperson Kishore Tiwari asked if such language was condoned by senior BJP leadership and requested Deputy CM Fadnavis to intervene. “The EC should take exemplary action,” Tiwari told TOI.
Congress general secretary Sachin Sawant and NCP (Sharad Chandra Pawar) national spokesperson Clyde Christo echoed the demands. Christo described the minister’s statements as “disgraceful, despicable and despicable”. “He is either mentally unstable or trying to cause disruption. The EC should stop him,” Christo said.

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