The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday (30 April) gave Prime Minister Narendra Modi a clean chit for his speech accusing Congress of taking electoral refuge where Hindus are in minority.
“In matter related to a complaint concerning alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct in a speech by PM Narendra Modi in Wardha, Maharashtra on 01.04.2019, Commission is of the considered view that in this matter no such violation has been noticed,” EC was quoted by ANI as saying.
The Prime Minister, during a public rally in Maharashtra’s Wardha, had slammed the Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for contesting from Wayanad in Kerala and had “indicated” that the constituency had more voters from the minority community, Times of India has reported.
During his speech, the Prime Minister also tore into the Congress party and accused it of branding peace loving Hindus as terrorists.
“The matter has been examined in detail in accordance with provisions of Model Code of Conduct, R P Act, and Maharashtra CEO’s report. Accordingly, EC is of the considered view that in this matter no such violation has been noticed," the poll panel said, as reported by TOI.
According to the reports, Congress had earlier moved the EC against PM Modi’s speech in which he said the opposition party was “scared” to field its leaders from seats where the majority dominates. The party alleged that the comments by PM were “hateful and divisive”.
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