Karnataka elections: FIR against BJP MP Pralhad Joshi for comparing Hubli's Sadarsofa with Pakistan

The voting in Karnataka will be held on May 12 and the counting will take place on May 15.

By: | Updated: 31 Mar 2018 02:47 PM
Karnataka elections 2018 FIR against BJP MP Pralhad Joshi for comparing Sadarsofa with Pakistan
New Delhi: An FIR was registered against Pralhad Joshi, BJP MP from Dharwad, on Saturday for ‘comparing Sadarsofa area of Hubbali with Pakistan'.

The alleged derogatory comments was made in a speech he made in the district during poll campaigning.

Joshi’s controversial statement drew condemnation from a group of Muslims who staged a protest on Friday evening. The Dharwad lawmaker has been booked under various sections in Hubli.

Recently, Joshi had mistranslated BJP chief Amit Shah’s speech from Hindi into Kannada. Shah has been coming down heavily on Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah for not doing anything for the SC and ST communities in the state. This comment of his was translated by Joshi as: “Narendra Modi did not do anything for the SC/STs.”

Joshi had previously in a press conference corrected Shah, when the latter inadvertently said, “Yeddyurappa ran the most corrupt government.”

Shah has made it clear that Hindutva and 'vikas' (development) will be election planks for the BJP in the poll-bound state.
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