Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Nilotpal Basu approached the chief Election Commissioner alleging that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been violating the Model Code of Conduct in his speeches “vitiating the atmosphere” in the Lok Sabha elections campaign by importing the polarized issues.
The letter by the CPI(M) leader reminded EC of its orders to the political parties from desisting the use of Sabarimala temple case and the Lord Ayyappa in the political campaign ahead of the Lok Sabha Polls.
The letter mentioned the violating of Model Code of Conduct by the Prime Minister himself that probes a threat to the election campaign. Nilotpal Basu in his letter mentioned, “To contextualize we have pointed out the outset of the vitiating atmosphere by polarizing issues in the election campaign.”
The letter alleged that while PM Modi was addressing the rally in Theni, Tamil Nadu, he asserted that the Communists and the Muslim leagues are playing a dangerous game on Sabarimala and initiating ‘to strike at the root of faith’ in the campaign.” However, he said that BJP will not let these people destroy our faith.
The CPI(M) leader has urged the Election Commission to take into consideration the letter and direct strict actions against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for violating the orders of the EC. He said that PM was trying to appeal to the people belonging to the ‘faith’ bringing in the question of faith and accusing the left Democratic party in Kerala.
The 17th Lok Sabha elections in Kerala will be held on April 23 in a single phase for 20 constituencies. The results for the elections will be announced on May 23.