“Given the election is already underway, it is absolutely necessary that the action be taken without any loss of time.”

By The Wire Staff

New Delhi: Ninety-three former civil servant have written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) endorsing a letter written by former IIM-Ahmedabad professor Jagdeep Chhokar on the speech given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajasthan’s Banswara on April 21.

The speech contained hate-filled remarks against Muslims, suggesting that were “infiltrators” and the opposition, if elected, would give away “mangalsutras” and “land” of those listening to his speech to Muslims. The ECI has received over 2,200 complaint letters from citizens over this particular speech.

Chhokar’s letter specified ways in which the speech violated the Model Code of Conduct, the Representation of People Act and the Indian Penal Code.

Read the full letter from the former civil servants and Chhokar below.

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