Case registered against BJP MLA for saying ‘this poll is between Allah and Shri Ram’

"This election is between Allah and Sri Rama. Let Hindus decide whether Allah or a friend of Sri Rama should win," said Kumar, advocating that people, or rather, Hindus, vote for Nayak. People need to decide who should win in Bantwal. Are you going to elect Allah again and again or choose a person who loves Rama? This is the issue - it''s not between BJP and Congress," mentioned the report BJP''s Kumar had said earlier.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Jan 24 2018 12:25PM | Updated Date: Jan 24 2018 12:25PM
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After saying that “this election is between Allah and Sri Rama”, case has been registered against BJP MLA from Kartanaka, said a media report.

The MLA, Sunil Kumar from the Karkala seat had  made this comment in a speech while referring to the upcoming election in Bantwal, where the main contestants are the Congress party's B Ramanath Rai and BJP candidate Rajesh Nayak, according to the report in the Times of India.

"This election is between Allah and Sri Rama. Let Hindus decide whether Allah or a friend of Sri Rama should win," said Kumar, advocating that people, or rather, Hindus, vote for Nayak. People need to decide who should win in Bantwal. Are you going to elect Allah again and again or choose a person who loves Rama? This is the issue - it's not between BJP and Congress," mentioned the report BJP's Kumar had said earlier.

The case filed against him is under Sections 153 (a) and 505 (2) of the Indian Penal Code. The former Section is "promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion," and the latter deals with instances of "promoting enmity, hatred or ill will between communities", said the report.