Bharatiya Janata Party’s Himachal unit urged EC to ban Congress President Rahul Gandhi from holding poll rallies. The BJP unit said that Rahul Gandhi was levelling baseless allegations against the PM. In his recent rally Rahul Gandhi alleged that the SC had accepted that the PM was a thief and hence had reconsidered review petitions regarding Rafale and in response to this the bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi mentioned that they had not said anything of that sort.
A BJP delegation of union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri and Ravishankar Prasad also met the Election Commission to take action against Rahul Gandhi for his false allegations. “Today we have strongly complained to the EC to take serious cognisance, take appropriate action against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his continuous reckless allegations against the prime minister of India by saying, ‘Chowkidar Chor hai,’ Ravi Shankar Prasad told.
“It is the EC alone which is authorised to take action in case of violation of MCC. We have urged the EC to impose heaviest penalty on Gandhi including banning him from campaigning because of the reckless manner in which he is abusing campaign platform. He is shamelessly saying, ‘chowkidar chor hai’ and lying constantly so there should be an investigation into it,” said Mr. Prasad.