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Allegations against Modi for violation of election code of conduct

March 18, 2024 1:30 pm

Allegations against Modi for violation of election code of conduct

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been accused of violating the electoral code of conduct since the start of the Lok Sabha election process in India. Trinamool Congress has complained. Rajya Sabha member Saket Gokhel submitted a written complaint in this regard to the Election Commission on Monday (March 18).

According to reports, in a letter sent to the Election Commission, Saket Gokhel said that Narendra Modi joined an election rally in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday (March 17) in an air force helicopter. His conduct is a clear violation of the Election Code of Conduct.

The letter also said that former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, leader of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), was present with the Prime Minister in that public meeting. Naidu’s party recently joined the BJP-led NDA alliance.

Saket Gokhel posted a video along with a photo of the letter on his X (formerly Twitter) account. It showed the Prime Minister coming down from an Air Force helicopter to address a public meeting in Palnadu, Andhra Pradesh.

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajeev Kumar announced the Lok Sabha election schedule last Saturday (March 16). At that time, he said regarding the election code of conduct, strict action will be taken if the code of conduct is violated.

The Trinamool Congress has reminded the Election Commission that the Prime Minister has violated the code of conduct. Let that action be taken now. Saket Gokhel wrote in X message,
Government vehicles or transport cannot be used for campaigning as per the rules after the announcement of the schedule. Now let’s see what action the commission takes against the Prime Minister for breaking this code of conduct.

Announcing the election schedule, Chief Election Commissioner Rajeev Kumar emphasized on the four ‘M’s’. Those English acronyms are Money, Muscle, Misinformation and MCC (Model Code of Conduct).

Rajeev Kumar said, the commission will be very strict on these four issues in this election. Saket Gokhel said, let’s see how strict the commission can be this time for breaking the rules.

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