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MUMBAI: Mumbai BJP chief Mangal Prabhat Lodha has been issued a show-cause notice by the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday for his alleged communal remark during campaigning.
According to the Indian Express , Lodha was at an election rally held in Mumbadevi constituency which has a sizeable Muslim population.  Communalising Mumbadevi Campaigning Shiv Sena candidate Pandurang Sakpal, Lodha reminded the audience in the BJP bastion of Mumbadevi about the 1992 riots and blasts where he allegedly said that the “bombs used were manufactured in the lanes within 5 km.” He indicted for the 1992-1993 riots by the Justice B N Srikrishna commission of inquiry.
Though he made no mention of the “lanes”, he was likely referring to the Dongri and Nagpada areas, where mostly Muslims live.
Here’s What Lodha Said ‘ Aap yeh bhi yaad rakhiye ki 1992 ke dangon ke baad… is Mumbai ke andar kitne bomb blast hue, kitni goliyaan chali, kitne bomb ke dhamake hue, yeh saara udyogsthan kahan par hai? Yeh saara udyogsthan yahan ke aapke 5 km ki galiyon ke andar hai. Aur unke voton ke… unka saath lekar, jo vyakti chunke aayega, woh aapke aanewale samay mein kya dhyan rakhega?  ( You also please remember after the 1992 riots how many blasts took place in Mumbai, how many bullets were fired, where were all their manufacturing centres? All their manufacturing centres were in lanes within 5 km from here. The person who will be elected with votes from those lanes, how will he take care of you in the times to come? ).’

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