Suresh Nakhua, a Mumbai BJP worker, in his compliant lodged with the Powai police here on Saturday claimed the remarks hurt the Hindu community’s sentiments.
Matondkar is the Congress’ candidate from Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency.
Nakhua said he submitted the complaint after watching Matondkar’s interview on a television news channel in which she said the “Hinduism is the most violent religion in the world”.
Nakhua said Matondkar’s comments were “false, mischievous, deceitful and frivolous”, and alleged they were made with a deliberate motive to cause disharmony among people and malign the country at global level.
The BJP leader, in a tweet, said, “Cong Candidate from Mumbai, Urmila Matondkar says: The religion which has been known for its tolerance has become the most violent!! This is abuse of Hindus!!!”
He also alleged that Matondkar made these “malicious, mischievous and calumnious comments on the instructions and orders of Congress president Rahul Gandhi”.
Nakhua further alleged that journalist Rajdeep Sardesai allowed Matondkar to make the comment and broadcast it on the television channel.
He demanded action against Matondkar, Gandhi and Sardesai under sections 295A, 505 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
The sections respectively pertains to committing “deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings”, making “statement causing public mischief” and “acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention”.