Himachal Pradesh president Satpal Singh Satti (File photo)
Himachal Pradesh president Satpal Singh Satti (File photo)

Himachal BJP chief replies to EC's notice on 'inciting' remark

ANI | Updated: Apr 28, 2019 00:01 IST

Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Apr 27 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh BJP president Satpal Singh Satti on Saturday replied to the Election Commission's notice over his "will chop off hands of those who point fingers at BJP leaders" remark and denied making any false, inciting or derogatory remark.
"Our leaders are sitting on the dais. If anyone dares to raise their finger, we would chop their hands off. We are not nincompoops. We are not a group of stupid people," Satti had said addressing a rally here on Wednesday.
In his reply to Mandi District Electoral Officer, he said, "I was not having any political vendetta or intention against any of the workers or leaders of any of the political party/opponents."
"I never made any false, derogatory or inciting remarks, as alleged in the notice under reply. Moreover, the wording of my speech was taken otherwise by press correspondents," he added.
Satti said that the alleged speech was circulated on social and print media by the Congress party workers who intended to malign and rapture of his image.
He further said: "The Congress is itself a wrongdoer and is doing the work of promoting hatred, enmity and derogatory remarks against the political opponents."
Earlier, the Election Commission had barred the BJP chief from campaigning for 48 hours last week for his derogatory remark on Congress president Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)