The Election Commission has asked for the audio of a speech by Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, who said at a rally on Tuesday, "The peaks of Kargil were conquered not by a Hindu, but Muslim soldiers."
He was speaking in Ghaziabad bordering Delhi, where former army chief VK Singh is a candidate and a large number of former soldiers are voters.
Facing criticism for that comment today, Azam Khan questioned, "What is wrong with the statement? It should be welcomed. Why can't we talk about contributions of Muslims for the country?"
His party's candidate for Ghaziabad, General Singh, had said on Tuesday, "Indians won the Kargil battle for India."
Ghaziabad will vote on Thursday for the nine-phase national election that ends on May 12. The votes will be counted on May 16.
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