EC gives clean chit to PM Modi
May 3, 2019
The Supreme Court of India has asked the Election Commission to take a decision on the complaints against PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah regarding the violation of Model Code of Conduct.
There were 11 complaints filed against the two men by the Congress party. On two of these complaints the EC has given out a verdict of not guilty.
PM Narendra Modi had urged first-time voters to dedicate their votes to Pulwama terror attack martyrs in a speech given in Latur on 9 April.
He had also asked the voters to dedicate first votes to the Indian security forces that conducted the Balakot airstrike. Election Commission said that these speech did not violate the Model Code of Conduct.
The Supreme Court has said that Election Commission needs to make a decision before 6 May on the remaining 9 complaints that are pending.
The Election Commission has however put a ban on BJP candidate Sadhvi Pragya Thakur from Bhopal.
Election Commission took the decision over her comments on Hemant Karkare, a martyr of the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai and demolition of Babri Masjid.
Sadhvi Pragya Thakur had said that Karkare was killed because she had cursed him and had claimed she was proud of her participation in the demolition of Babri Masjid Sadhvi Pragya Thakur has been banned from campaigning for 72 hours staring yesterday.
People have commented on social media on the verdict given by the EC.
Preesha Nathâ€ tweeted,What the PM doesn't realise is that by breaking all rules and getting away with it and not letting the opposition get away with the smallest mistake,he is doing his own reputation the biggest harm and that will show in the election results.
@India2morowâ€ wrote, This will give him another opportunity to show how he is being victimised by the opposition. Now no one should complain but each should handle him in their own way at the street level. But wonder how the country will be saved from this man & his ideology.