BJP seeks more time to EC's notice on the 'khooni panja' remark

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BJP seeks more time from EC
New Delhi, Nov 16: The BJP has sought more time from the Election Commission on Saturday to reply to the notice issued by it on its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi' 'khooni panja remark.'

In a letter to the EC, BJP said that since Modi was busy with campaigning process for elections and that the party has not been able to discuss the issue with him, and hence they require more time.

The EC had sent a notice to Modi seeking a reply as to why action should not be initiated against him for his 'khooni panja' remark. The remark was allegedely in reference to the Congress party's poll symbol- the hand.

Naqvi: We have not been able to speak to Modiji since he's busy campaigning

"We have asked for one more week's time from the EC to reply to its notice to Modi as we have not been able to discuss the matter with him," said BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

The EC in its notice said that if no reply was received, then it will presume that Narendra Modi has nothing to say on the issue. The EC, in that case, would take necessary actions without any reference to him.

Narendra Modi will be addressing a rally in Bangalore on Sunday, Nov, 17.

(With PTI inputs)

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