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Maneka Gandhi gets notice after her vote call to Muslims sparks row

Maneka Gandhi gets notice after her vote call to Muslims sparks row

Hardeo Pandey, additional district magistrate of Sultanpur, said sub-divisional magistrate, Sadar, has issued Gandhi a notice directing her to submit a reply.In her speech, Gandhi said: “I am winning the election due to love and support of the people. I will not feel good about a victory without the support of Muslims. My feelings will get hurt. If Muslims then come to me asking for work, then I will think ‘let it be, how does it matter?’ Dil khatta ho jayega (my heart will turn sour). After all, a job is a deal.”

Gandhi said Muslim voters need to understand it was a give-and-take relationship. “We are not progeny of Mahatma Gandhi. It’s not that we keep giving and then losing in the election. “When an election comes and this booth throws up 100 votes or 50 votes, and then you come to me for work…we will have to see the polling. You all are all my well-wishers and remain my supporters. I do not see any divide, who belongs to which community. I see only pain, sadness and love. So it is for you to decide,” she said.

Sultanpur is one of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. Gandhi swapped her Pilibhit seat with Varun’s Sultanpur. Sultanpur will go to polls in May 12.