The arrest threat is looming large on Shah following two FIRs being lodged against him, while a complaint was also filed against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje with the Election Commission for alleged violation of model code of conduct.

Shah had triggered a controversy with his comment that the general elections are an opportunity to take ‘revenge’ by voting in favour of his party candidates. He made the comments during his speech in the communal-riots hit Muzaffarnagar.

Comparing Shah’s comment with that of American President Barack Obama, senior party leader Ravishankar Prasad said, “The use of the word ‘revenge’ by Shah was not unusual as the US President too had used the word during an election campaign in Ohio.”

Making special mention of Union Minister and Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma and SP leader Azam Khan, Prasad said, “They are always in business of making controversial remarks and hate speeches. But no FIR was made so far against them.”

Downplaying Shah’s remarks, the BJP said, “It (revenge remark) is being misinterpreted as it was made only to appeal voters to exercise their rights.
Replying to questions regarding Congress’ demand to arrest Shah, Prasad said, “BJP is not worried about the possibility of his arrest. We will fight the legal battle.”


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