Election Commission to decide whether PM, Shah, Rahul violated Model Code of Conduct

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on April 29, 2019 Published on April 29, 2019

The Election Commission will decide on Tuesday on whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress President Rahul Gandhi have violated the Model Code of Conduct during the 2019 general elections.

Addressing a press conference here on Monday evening, Commission officials said cases against each of the three leaders will be examined separately. Officials declined to comment on whether the timing of the Commission’s meeting had anything to do with a similar case coming up in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi allegedly breached the poll code as he referred to the Balakot attack in various political speeches to garner votes in favour of the BJP. Amit Shah allegedly referred to the Indian Armed Forces as ‘Modi ki Sena’ which also is being viewed as a violation.

Rahul Gandhi violated the model code as he used the phrase ‘Chowkidar Chor hai’ in various his speeches while referring to Prime Minister Modi.

Though the alleged violations were done during various phases of the seven phase elections, Commission officials said that they will seek the entire version of the speeches made by these leaders rather than taking a view based on edited versions or picking just portions of the various speeches.


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Published on April 29, 2019
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