BJP leader Navneet Rana booked by Telangana police for poll code violations

BJP leader Navneet Rana was booked by Telangana Police for her alleged comments that, “a vote for Congress is a vote for Pakistan”, under sections related to poll code violations.

According to the registered FIR, Rana made the comments at a corner meeting held at Shadnagar on May 8.

Navneet Kaur Rana, who is the Member of Parliament from Amravati, was booked under Sections 171-C read with 171-F, 171-G (undue influence and electoral rights) and 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant).

A police official said the complaint was lodged by the Flying Squad Team (FST) of the Election Commission on May 9.

In an attack on All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi and his brother Akbaruddin, Navneet Rana had said that if the police were removed from duty for “15 seconds, the brothers would not know from where they came and where they went.”

Rana`s comments drew criticism from Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy and AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi. 

On Thursday, AIMIM leader Waris Pathan demanded `strict action` against Navneet Rana

Reacting to BJP leader Navneet Rana`s “15 seconds lagenge” remark, AIMIM leader Waris Pathan questioned why the police and the Election Commission have not taken any “action” against her and claimed that if he had said something like this, he would have been “jailed.”

In a self-made video, the AIMIM leader said that Rana was making such remarks because she understood that she is badly losing from Amravati seat this time, reported ANI.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan said that the BJP is working in the direction of PM Modi to spread “hatred” in the country, reported ANI.

To the AIMIM leader`s statement that they would take them all of `15 minutes` to balance out the “Hindu-Muslim ratio” in the country, Navneet, who seeking a fresh term in the Lok Sabha from Amravati, on a BJP ticket this time; hit back at the Owaisi brothers, saying “it would take us 15 seconds if the police were removed or made to stand down”, reported ANI.

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