Thrissur: BJP candidate for Thrissur, Suresh Gopi, has replied to the notice served to him by the district Collector on charges of violating the moral code of conduct. The actor turned politician replied that he has not violated any code of conduct and asked the election commission to send him a copy of his speech so that he can give a detailed reply.
Suresh Gopi was issued the notice for using the name of Sabarimala in an election speech he had delivered in a public meeting in Thrissur. Gopi said that he has not used any religious symbol or used caste or religion to canvass for votes. He also insisted that his speech has not led to any communal tensions between communities.
Suresh Gopi had said that Sabarimala devotees will give a befitting reply to the government which tried to destroy the traditional beliefs of the holy shrine. This is what led to the Election Commission to serve notice to the former actor.
Meanwhile, the Chief Election Commissioner, Tikaram Meena, has said that the Police Chief must take action against Communist supporters who were caught on camera carrying long swords on their motor bikes while participating in a bike rally for their candidate.
Earlier, Chief Minister Pinnarayi Vijayan used Babri Masgid and Minister Kadakampally Surendran said that God will punish those do not vote for communist candidates.