Congress accuses PM Narendra Modi of violating Model Code of Conduct, asks EC to take action

Congress accused Modi of dragging the Army into political controversy in violation of Model Code of Conduct.

By: Press Trust of India | Srinagar | Updated: December 9, 2014 10:29 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kashmir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kashmir.

Congress on Tuesday complained to Election Commission against Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of dragging the Army into political controversy in violation of Model Code of Conduct during his campaign in the Kashmir Valley.

“Bringing Army into political controversy or in election campaign is highly objectionable and in violation of Model Code of Conduct…. Immediate stern action may be taken against Modi and BJP for the violation,” K C Mittal, Secretary to the AICC’s Legal Department told the Commission, referring to the incident in Budgam about which Modi has spoken.

Accusing the Prime Minister of “not even sparing” Army from being dragged into political arena, he said, “We are proud of our defence forces and also their capability and competence to do justice to people, even if any of their officer is at fault. The forces have maintained high standards and discipline while dealing with civilians.”

Congress alleged that the Prime Minister has used the Budgam incident as an “electoral tool for political purposes to mischievously take all credit which is against all norms of administrative prudence, ethics and decency”.

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  1. K
    Dec 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm
    This opposition is curse on the nation.
    1. R
      Ramani Lakshmanan
      Dec 9, 2014 at 5:49 pm
      Cheap atude...Congress party should not stoop down to this level. There is no need to bring in our army into their petty politics. It shows their desperation. Please understand that I am not having any political affiliation or leniance. I am a common man and fed up with what Congress party does on everything what PM does. This kind of act will only reduce any votes left for them. Try to be a constructive and effective opposition to rebuild the party otherwise will be cleaned totally. Truth is bitter and it is the truth I suppose....
      1. L
        Dec 10, 2014 at 2:08 am
        DO WHAT KHANgress may, their slide to extinction is not slowing down.