New Delhi, April 15: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) against Karnataka Congress Working president Dinesh Gundurao for making derogatory remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Earlier in the day, the members of BJP also staged a protest in poll-bound Bengaluru state against Gundurao’s comment.

The controversy stoked after Dinesh Gundurao said that PM Modi should sack Yogi Adityanath as he is not a Yogi but a ‘dhongi’ (fake). If he comes next time to Karnataka, he should be beaten with your sandals. Drive him out.” He made this comment while participating in a candlelight march organized by the Karnataka unit of the Congress party against the twin rape incidents of Unnao and Kathua.

He further said that Adityanath is a disgrace to the Indian politics and if he had “any decency he would have resigned”. “Mr. Adityanath is a disgrace to Indian politics, he is unfit to be CM of Uttar Pradesh, if he had any decency he would have resigned by now”.

However, he later apologized saying, “My reaction to the Adityanath controversy was an emotional outburst in a speech on the plight of the raped victims and the complete apathy by Adityanath government. I regret if it’s offensive but the abuse of law in UP is a serious issue.” Karnataka is all set to go for polls on May 12 and the results will be out on May 15.

Unnao Rape Case: Main accused in the Unnao rape case, Kuldeep Singh Sengar, was sent to seven-day police custody. He was produced before a Lucknow court on Saturday. Kuldeep Sengar was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in Unnao. The development came a few hours after the Uttar Pradesh government handed over the Unnao rape case to the CBI.  The victim had tried to commit suicide outside the Lucknow residence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The victim’s father was arrested by police on April 5. He died in custody on April 9. A video clip of the victim’s father that went viral on social media has him claiming that Sengar’s brother thrashed him while the police officers watched. He died on April 9 in police custody.