NEW DELHI (TIP): BJP on Oct 8 approached the Election Commission seeking immediate withdrawal of an FIR against party chief Amit Shah for his “Chara chor” (fodder thief) remark against RJD chief Lalu Prasad and demanded action against officials working “under pressure” of the state government. A delegation of party leaders, led by Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, drew EC’s attention to the alleged hate speeches of Prasad and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and sought strong action against them for their remarks.
“In Bihar, an unnecessary FIR has been registered against BJP President Amit Shah. We feel it is done under pressure from the local government.
“An FIR has been registered against the president of a national party. It is very objectionable. We have brought it to the notice of EC and put forth the facts and requested EC that they should hold an immediate inquiry and this FIR should be withdrawn,” Naidu told reporters.