Vadodara district election officer Vinod Rao on Friday issued a showcause notice to Congress candidate Madhusudan Mistry over his comments on BJP leader Sushma Swaraj’s recent statement on ‘good news’.
The district election officer has stated that Mistry has to respond to the showcause notice by April 27. The notice was issued after BJP sought action against Mistry terming his remarks on Swaraj as ‘vulgar’. She had stated that there were chances of ‘good news’, referring to BJP’s victory in the Lok Sabha polls. Mistry in his comment had said that “First of all, she should get a medical examination done and let us know if there is any good news.” After the remark, BJP’s RC Faldu had made a complaint to Rao demanding action against Mistry.
Mistry, on the other hand, called a press conference on Friday and said his comment was being misinterpreted. He told mediapersons that his comment referred to medical examination of the BJP as there were multiple fractions in the party. Swaraj’s claim on ‘good news’, referring to BJP’s advertisement campaign ‘acche din ane vale hai’, has to be understood in that context, he said.
He also said that BJP was making an issue out of nothing at a time when even Swaraj did not react over his comment. He also alleged that the district machinery had been working in favour of the BJP and chief minister Narendra Modi.
Referring to the FIR lodged against him for publishing pamphlets on scams in Gujarat, Mistry said he had no role to play in printing of the pamphlet.