The Election Commission on Wednesday issued a showcause notice to Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge’s son for his comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
According to the report in NDTV, Priyank Kharge remarks on PM Modi has been termed as “abusive" by the Commission and prima facie, a violation of the Model Code of Conduct.
Priyank Kharge has been asked to respond by tomorrow, it said.
Earlier, Priyank Kharge during a rally had said: "When you (PM Modi) came to Gulbarga (Kalaburagi) what did you tell the people of Banjara community? Do not be afraid.
A son of the Banjaras is sitting in Delhi. But if an inept son is sitting in Delhi, how can you run the family?”
Besides, Priyank’s remarks had coincided with his father and Congress chief Kharge’s derogatory comment about Modi, the report said.
The BJP leaders including Union minister Anurag Thakur had said Priyank Kharge is "outdoing" his father Mallikarjun Kharge in "abuse politics".
"Congress leaders are frustrated to see people of Karnataka extending overwhelming support to PM Shri Narendra Modi ji. Hence Cong leaders have again resorted to abuse Modiji, his family and community," he had said.