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Communal SMS asks people to vote for BJP; CPI asks Election Commission to act on hate campaigns

Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 3:45pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: dna webdesk

Citing a message having clear communal overtones received through Whatsapp, CPI leader Amarjeet Kaur has asked the Election Commission (EC) to initiate action against those who are indulging in hatred campaigns.

Kaur, secretary of the CPI, said in her complaint sent on Wednesday evening that she received a highly inflammatory message seeking votes for the BJP and Narendra Modi by a messenger using the face of a child.

The message, a copy of which Kaur has sent to the poll watchdog, mentions Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s meeting with Imam Bukhari as a “hidden deal” and exhorts the voters to “press the button on Lotus” or else be ready to “face the consequences from people like Owaisi and Masood”.

The message further says that those who are worried for the country are with Modi.

The Election Commission is seized of the matter and is considering what action can be taken, EC sources said.

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