The Congress on April 29 urged the Election Commission to take urgent action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly violating the model code by raising the matters of Balakot air strike and Pulwama terror attack in his poll campaign.
A delegation of Congress leaders led by its chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala and Abhishek Singhvi met top Election Commission officials and made a fresh complaint against Modi demanding urgent action against him.
“The prime minister has in all the phases sought votes once again by invoking the valour of the armed forces. The prime minister has also made references to the Pulwama attack…
“Such habitual violations by the prime minister make it evident that he is not just making a mockery of this Commission but also the armed forces and the defence personnel for his petty political gains,” the Congress said in a memorandum to the EC.
The Election Commission might take a decision on complaints of model code violations by PM Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday. The poll panel is also likely to discuss possible dates for J&K assembly elections.
The ‘offences’: Modi and Shah are under the scanner for seeking votes in the army’s name, which the poll panel had earlier ruled as a violation.
PM Modi in a rally had asked first-time voters to dedicate their vote to those who had carried out the Balakot air strikes.