Elections 2014: Rakhi Sawant files complaint against Mayank Gandhi for sexist remark

Apr 03, 2014, 23:04 IST | PTI

Police register non-cognisable offence against AAP Lok Sabha candidate Mayank Gandhi over his controversial remark on 'item girl' Rakhi Sawant

A non-cognisable offence was on Thursday registered against AAP candidate from Mumbai North West constituency, Mayank Gandhi, after his opponent and Bollywood starlet Rakhi Sawant, who recently launched Rashtriya Aam Party, alleged that he used "filthy" language against her.

No serious voter would vote for Rakhi Sawant, says AAP's Mayank Gandhi

Sawant approached the Oshiwara police station after mid-day quoted Gandhi as saying that only those who want "to enjoy" ('maja marna') would vote for her.

Mayank GandhiAAP candidate from Mumbai North West constituency, Mayank Gandhi. File Pic

An NC was registered against Gandhi under relevant sections of the IPC, said Nasirkhan Pathan, Senior Inspector.

Gandhi told PTI that he had not intended to make any sexist remark.

"I had only said that only non-serious voters will vote for non-serious candidates like Rakhi Sawant and (film maker) Kamal R Khan. There was no sexist remark intended against anyone," he said.

The police usually do not investigate or make arrests in the cases of non-cognisable complaints unless the court directs so.

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