NEW DELHI: The Election Commission of India has sought a factual report from poll authorities in Jharkhand over the Congress President Rahul Gandhi's "Rape in India" remark.

Addressing an election rally in Godda last week, Gandhi had taken a jibe at the Modi government over rising cases of crimes against women.

The decision to seek a report came after BJP leaders approached the poll panel against Gandhi for using rape as a tool to target political rivals. The BJP had demanded action against him.

According to media reports, the EC would contemplate on further action after getting the full report.

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