His statement was released in the wake of reports that Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has, since May 4, recused himself from EC meetings on violations of the Model Code of Conduct as his dissenting opinion in the three-member panel was not recorded.
Section 10 (Disposal of business by Election Commission) of The Election Commission (Conditions of Service of Election Commissioners and Transaction of Business) Act, 1991, lays down that “all business of the Election Commission shall, as far as possible, be transacted unanimously”.
The Election Commission cleared yet another speech by Modi under the Model Code Saturday, pertaining to his rally in Patan on April 21 where he claimed he had warned Pakistan of dire consequences if it did not return IAF pilot Abhinandan.
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi alleged that the two leaders have "cheated" on the issue of level playing field for all parties during elections and questioned the "silence of mega policeman" Election Commission.
Modi is going to address an election rally in Madha in a couple of days and he is likely to make a brief halt at Pune en route, on April 16 or 17. The PMC’s official communication has mentioned that there was a need to “maintain secrecy about the Prime Minister’s visit” due to Model Code of Conduct.