Bengaluru: The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde for his comments against Congress president Rahul Gandhi. The KPCC reportedly stated that the remarks had offended the fame and solitude of the Congress president.

Taking to Twitter, the KCPP, along with a copy of the complaint, said, "On behalf of Shri. @dineshgrao, a complaint has been filed to Election Commission regarding the statement made by @AnantkumarH on Shri. @RahulGandhi at Karwar. Comments made by @AnantkumarH does not befit the position he holds & @BJP4India should take strict action against him."


Anant Kumar Hegde, who is a five-time MP from Uttara Kannada, had earlier commented against Rahul Gandhi during a party workers' meeting in Karnataka's Karwar.

Speaking to MyNation, BJP leader Tejaswini Gowda said, "Rahul Gandhi has made several remarks against Prime Minister Modi too. Has the Congress forgotten that? Before asking somebody to behave, one should know how to act. It is always the Congress accusing, abusing and uttering derogatory statements against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Let them behave first and later point out the mistakes."

In a video, Anant Kumar Hegde was seen questioning Rahul Gandhi's religion and asking for proof of his DNA, to determine which caste he belongs to. In another video, the MP was seen stating that Rahul Gandhi does not know anything about the Rafale and assumes it to be his childhood's tricycle.

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Anant Kumar Hegde had faced several criticisms for urging the government to change the Constitution. However, he apologised in the Parliament for the statement.