Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Election Commission to decide before May 6, the 9 complaints filed by Congress party against PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct, reported ANI.
Supreme Court asks Election Commission to decide before May 6, the 9 complaints filed by Congress party against PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct. pic.twitter.com/bbq2YDtEgm
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Earlier the Top Court on Tuesday issued a notice to Election Commission of India and asked the Poll Commission to file a response on the plea filed by Congress MP Sushmita Dev seeking Court Direction to EC to initiate action against PM Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah for allegedly violating the Poll Code.
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The Top Court order came on the petition filed by the Congress MP Sushmita Dev on Monday that sought urgent and necessary directions to the Election Commission to take a decision on the complaints filed against PM Modi & BJP President Amit Shah.
In the petition filed by the All India Mahila Congress Chief, Dev accused PM Narendra Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah of violating the Poll Code by – seeking votes in the name of religion and polarisation of votes, invoking armed forces in the campaigns, taking out rallies on an election day.
It should be noted that the Poll Commission in the past 2 days have granted ‘clean chits’ to PM Modi over his election speech which he made in poll rallies. EC said that PM Narendra Modi speeches in Latur and Wardha district of Maharashtra do not violate the model code of conduct.
PM Modi while addressing a poll rally on April 9 at Latur district of Maharashtra urged first-time voters to cast their votes for the CRPF Jawans who were killed in Pulwama Terror Attack. However, the poll commission does not find the statement, a violation of the model code of conduct.
Congress had moved to the Poll Commission with multiple complaints against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. General Elections 2019 is being across seven phases starting April 11 to May 19. The remaining 169 Lok Sabha seats will go to polls in remaining three phases.
Counting of the votes will be held on May 23.