Varun says CD showing his speech tampered with
BJP candidate Varun Gandhi denies making inflammatory remarks against Muslims at a recent election meeting in UP, claiming that the CD containing his speech has been tampered with. Election Commission yesterday slapped a notice against Varun for making inflammatory remarks with communal overtones during a meeting.india Updated: Mar 17, 2009 15:12 IST
Under attack for making alleged inflammatory remarks with communal overtones, Varun Gandhi, a BJP candidate in the Lok Sabha polls today claimed that the CD containing his speech has been tampered with.
"I know it has been (tampered with)", he told TV channels while replying to a question.
"All I want to say is that tomorrow I will be addressing a press conference in Delhi and I will be clarifying my stand on every single issue....I will be addressing from a proper party forum," the young scion of the estranged Gandhi family said.
At a recent election meeting in Pilibhit from where he is being fielded, Varun had said "this is not not a 'Hand' (Congress symbol), it is the power of the 'Lotus' (BJP symbol). It will cut the head of ....... Jai Shri Ram."
Continuing in the same vein, the grandson of Indira Gandhi told another meeting "If anyone raises a finger towards Hindus or if someone thinks that Hindus are weak and leaderless, if someone thinks that these leaders lick our boots for votes, if anyone raises a finger towards Hindus, then I swear on Gita that I will cut that hand."
First Published: Mar 17, 2009 10:49 IST