Chargesheet Against Amit Shah Politically Motivated : BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and spokesman Nalin Kohli alleged on Thursday that the chargesheet filed by the UP police against party chief Amit Shah is politically motivated.
BJP President Amit Shah was charged for his alleged “hate speech” during his campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, by the Muzaffarnagar police here on Wednesday.
Kohli said that they have been saying that it is politically motivated from the beginning. “Firstly, no copy of the chargesheet was sent to us, and secondly, at that time Election Commission had sent notices to several others including Mulayam Singh Yadav, Beni Prasad Verma and Rahul Gandhi,” he said. He alleged it has been done by Samajwadi Party government to disrepute BJP ahead of the upcoming elections.
Kohli said that the chargesheet filed is suspicious. He said, “Selectively UP chose only BJP president to make a chargesheet like this and announce it through the media. Both timing and reasons for such an action is suspicious.”
The chargesheet was filed against Shah regarding him allegedly violating the model code following a direction from the Election Commission, seeking votes on the grounds of religion, race, caste and community. During his speech, Shah said, “This election is about voting out the government that protects and gives compensation to those who killed Jats… It is about badla and protecting izzat.” He was charged for allegedly speaking the election as an opportunity to seek “revenge (badla) for the insult” inflicted during the riots last year in Muzaffarnagar.
The Election Commission had issued a notice to Shah regarding the prima facie violation of the model code, remarking the usage of “revenge” in his campaign speech. Though Shah had been barred from the campaign by EC, the ban was lifted after he asked the EC to reconsider his notice to him claiming his remarks had not been taken in the right perspective and saying he had not violated the model code.

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