MUMBAI — Mumbai chief of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Mangal Prabhat Lodha jhas been issued a show-cause notice on Thursday for his alleged communal remarks during the ongoing poll campaign, reports IANS.
Taking cognizance of his speech at an election rally in Mumbadevi constituency recently in which BJP leader had hinted that the explosives used for blasts in the early nineties in Mumbai were “manufactured in the lanes within 5 km,” referring to the Dongri and Nagpada areas, inhabited mostly by minorities, EC asked him to explain.
Mumbadevi constituency has a sizeable Muslim population
BJP Mumbai chief had apparently referred to the Dongri and Nagpada areas, inhabited mostly by minorities, while referring to “lanes”.
According to a report, an EC team present at the meeting had recorded his speech.
Mumbai goes to the polls on October 21.