Mumbai, Mar 27 (ANI): A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against Shiv Sena party chief Uddhav Thackeray and Bharatiya Janata Party state president Nitin Gadkari for their alleged derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently during an election rally in Mumbai.
"An FIR has been registered against Thackeray and Gadkari for the statements made in their speech on March 20 at the Swan mill compound in central Mumbai," a senior police official from the Kalachowkie police station said.
"The sections applied on both Thackeray and Gadkari are bailable," the official added.
The election commission has taken a serious note of the incident as the speeches made are in gross violation of the model code of conduct.
Even the Mumbai city collectorate had warned an action against Thackeray under the IPC and Representation of People Act, 1923.
Mumbai city collector I. Z. Kundan had submitted her report to the Kalachowkie police station after examining video recordings of the speeches delivered by all the leaders at the meeting.
"The complaint was filed after a report was submitted by the collector's office," the official informed.
He further revealed that the police had taken legal opinion before registering the complaint against the two leaders. (ANI)