Congress moves EC again,says Modi a repeat offender

Arguing that Modi and other BJP leaders were repeatedly violating the model code of conduct,it said the EC should de-recognise the party.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 19, 2013 3:56 am

In its third such complaint against Narendra Modi in a week,the Congress approached the Election Commission (EC) on Monday over the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate raking up the health of Sonia Gandhi and his personal attack on Rahul Gandhi.

Arguing that Modi and other BJP leaders were repeatedly violating the model code of conduct,it said the EC should de-recognise the party. The Congress specifically raised two “objectionable” remarks made by Modi during election meetings in Chhattisgarh last week — telling Sonia to hand over reins of the party to son Rahul if she was ill and asking if the funds Rahul said the Centre gave to state governments had come from the house of his mama (maternal uncle). “Contrary to the model code,Modi made personal remarks against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi as also against the party which are derogatory and uncivilised. He has deliberately and intentionally used such language on more than one occasion,” the complaint lodged by AICC legal department secretary K C Mittal says.

It also mentions that Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj,in a TV interview,“made personal remarks and criticised Rahul by stating that he is confused”.

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