Fake sting operation conspiracy to tarnish image of Hindus: Sena

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New Delhi, Oct 28 (UNI) Raising an objection to various TV channels beaming the sting operation conducted by Tehelka on the Gujarat riots, the Shiv Sena has demanded that the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) take action against the channels and Tehelka as the sting constituted a violation of the model code of conduct for the forthcoming assembly elections in the state.

The demand was made in a letter written to the CEC by the Shiv Sen chief for North India Jaibhagwan Goel.

In a press statement issued here, Mr Goel said, ''the cassette released by Tehelka on the eve of Gujarat elections is nothing but an 'election stunt' done at the instance of the Congress.

It is also a conspiracy to fuel riots by destroying Hindu-Muslim harmony.'' ''Raking up this issue when the model code of conduct is in force is an open violation of the code. It is also an attempt to show Hindu organisations in a bad light, ''Mr Goel said, adding that such ''false operations'' would not dent the image of Hindu leaders and organisations.

Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena has said it would organise protests against the forthcoming tour of the Pakistani cricket team of India.

In a statement, Mr Goel said, '' Despite it being clear that terrorism in India is a contribution of Pakistan which has not put a stop to its activities in spite of several efforts by India, the Indian Government is organising such matches to strengthen relations with the neighbouring country.'' Expressing fear that organising such tours would serve as an opportunity for terrorists to enter India from across the border, Mr Goel said, ''in one such match held in Mohali, a large number of people from Pakistan formed a part of the spectators, many of whom did not return to Pakistan after the match. It is suspected that many of these might be terrorists.'' UNI

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