The Supreme Court Thursday directed the Election Commission to take appropriate action against BJP workers for passing sexist remarks against Trinamool candidate, Mahua Moitra during an election campaign in West Bengal.
A bench comprising of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta, and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, directed the poll panel to act against BJP leaders for passing "sexually coloured remarks" in their election speeches against Trinamool's candidate from the Krishna Nagar Lok Sabha constituency.
The apex court also accepted the fact she raised in her plea that only 48 hours were left for the election campaign to end for the fourth phase, and the poll body should act on her complaint as soon as possible.
Earlier, the Election Commission had served a show cause notice to the Bharatiya Janata Party district President of Nadia, Mahadev Sarkar, for derogatory remarks.
After watching a video of Sarkar making sexist remarks on Moitra, the Commission took strong objection and asked the BJP leader to clarify why he had made such remarks against a rival candidate.