Govindacharya complains to EC against BJP advertisements

PTI | | Updated on: Dec 06, 2021


Former RSS ideologue K N Govindacharya today approached the Election Commission demanding action against BJP over its full-page advertisements in e-papers of various national dailies, saying it was a violation of the electoral law.

In a representation to the poll watchdog, he alleged that BJP is soliciting votes for today’s elections in Delhi through e-papers which is barred under Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

To press his argument, he quoted clause B of the Election Commission notification of October 25, 2013, which stipulates that “Instructions of the Commission contained in its order ...shall also apply mutatis mutandis (necessary changes having been made) to websites and shall fall under the purview of pre-certification.”

“ is clear that provisions of RP Act and other guidelines of model code of conduct are being blatantly violated by BJP and voters of Delhi are being influenced through such unlawful advertisements on various e-papers...,” he said.

Govindacharya, who has held various positions in the BJP before getting estranged, demanded blocking all such web pages displaying the advertisements.

He also demanded penal action against the candidates and parties for violations.

Published on February 07, 2015
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