Varun said, "All the Hindus stay on this side and send the others to Pakistan. This is the Lotus hand, it will cut their throats after elections. They have names such as Karimullah, Mazurullah. If you see them in the night you would get scared."
The EC directed the Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer to file a case against Indian Penal Code and Representation of the People Act against Gandhi and issued a notice to him for violation of Model Code of Conduct. EC also served a notice to Varun's party, BJP.
EC ordered transfer of district officials and suspended two others for dereliction of duty, has sought an explanation from Gandhi, who is making his electoral debut from Pilibhit for violating the Moral Code of Conduct.