Election Commission Clears MCC Charges For Modi’s Comments In Wardha

The Election Commission gave a clean chit to Narendra Modi on his Wardha speech on Tuesday , saying the prime minister did not violate the model code of conduct.

“In a matter related to a complaint concerning an alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct in a speech by PM Narendra Modi in Wardha, Maharashtra on 01.04.2019, Commission is of the considered view that in this matter no such violation has been noticed,” the Election Commission said.

The PM was referring to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s decision to contest from Kerala’s Wayanad, PM Modi, the Congress alleged, had also said the party is taking “refuge in areas where the majority is in minority”.

“Disappointed that the PM of India is permitted to go scot-free after rampant violation of Article 324 & MCC. There cannot be two sets of laws for Modiji & the rest of the country,” party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted.

The Election Commission’s clean chit to PM Modi came a day after the Congress approached the poll panel alleging that the prime minister violating the model code by raising the matters of Balakot air strike and Pulwama terror attack in his poll campaign.

A Congress delegation had also approached the Election Commission on Monday and urged it to take strict action against the PM.

Also a Congress MP from Assam approached the Supreme Court alleging “inaction” by the Election Commission on complaints against “top BJP leaders”. The Supreme Court sought a report from the Election Commission in this regard.

 Source : Various