A case has been registered against BJP MP and former cricketer Navjyot Singh Sidhu for allegedly inciting religious feelings of the people through his speech at Kareli in Madhya Pradesh on November 11, police said on Monday.
"Sidhu had on November 11, while delivering a poll speech at Kareli, had allegedly told the gathering that if they would vote for BJS then it amounts to a sin comparable to eating beef," A Sai Manohar, Superintendent of Police (Narsinghpur) said.
The BJP MP, in an apparent bid to recall former Union Minister Prahlad Patel and his MLA brother and BJS candidate Jalam Singh Patel to their parent party (BJP) had said that if they come back to the saffron party then it would be like returning to their mother's lap, Manohar added.
After analysing Sidhu's speech and on the complaint of BJS candidate, an FIR has been registered against him under section 171 of the IPC, the SP said.
A copy of the complaint along with the FIR has been submitted in the court on Monday for further directions, he added.