Election Commission (EC) has slapped a notice to Modi against his “khooni panja” remark. Congress complained to EC that his remark violates the model code of conduct. Earlier BJP had complained against Rahul for ISI remark on Muzaffarnagar riots. Last heard Modi had asked for a week’s time to respond similar to Rahul. EC is expected to allow Modi time to show that it is impartial.
Anyways, EC can’t do much to these PM probables of main two parties. Rahul has been let off with a warning.

The remark was made by Modi in a rally in Chattisgarh. The state is witnessing an intense battle, Raman Singh fighting to win for 3rd straight time, Congress trying to get some sympathy votes of people as some top leaders killed by naxals. Modi took a jibe at Congress and asked people attending rally if they would like “khooni panja (blood soaked hand – Congress election symbol) to rule. Why khooni? Rattled by Congress terming him as mass murderer and responsible for genocide in Godhra, Modi hit back. He was
purportedly referring to Sikh riots where 8k people were killed vs 3k in Godhra. Congress hit back by terming him as khooni insaan.

It seems Congress feels that “panja” is its property. Now if I tell my daughter after she comes back from sand play “gande haath (dirty hands), will it complaint to EC as well. It has gone a bit too far. Just to settled score as Rahul earned a notice courtesy BJP.

Congress is rattled as for the first time in history of elections it has an opponent which talks in their language and hits them hard. Vajpayee was not Modi’s type and maintained a certain sense of dignity. This man is folding up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty and openly challenging Congress. The party and the Gandhi family is not used to challenges.

All said and done Modi should refrain from controversies and speak about development. Negative speech will get him crowds / claps but not votes. Focus on the positives. Now media attention not required as you are getting higher coverage than Manmohan, Sonia and Rahul combined. Be careful!

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