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Varun's remarks highly deplorable: Digvijay Singh

india Updated: Mar 17, 2009 15:06 IST

Maintaining that the remarks made by BJP candidate Varun Gandhi during an election meet in his constituency Pilibhit are "highly deplorable and deserve proper action", the Congress on Tuesday said it is preparing to soon lodge a formal complaint with the Election Commission.

"The kind of statement Varun Gandhi has come out with is highly deplorable and deserves proper action. He has not only communalised the situation but has used abusive words against minorities," AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh told reporters here after leading a Congress delegation which informally discussed the matter with the Election Commission this afternoon.

His party has also taken note that the young BJP leader has made statements "belittling" Mahatma Gandhi, Singh said and added that Congress is acquiring the CDs of his speeches which will be legally examined. Once that is done, "We will put up a complaint formally," Singh said.

Varun is now in the eye of a storm after he allegedly made "inflammatory remarks with communal overtones" during an election meeting in Pilibhit on March 6.

While the Election Commission slapped a notice against the estranged young scion of the Gandhi family yesterday, Gandhi is also facing flak from his own party colleagues such as BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.