Gujarat BJP on Saturday filed a complaint and sought action against Congress candidates from Maninagar and Anand assembly seats, where by-elections are underway, for alleged violation of the poll code.
“BJP has filed complaint against Congress candidates Jatin Kella from Maninagar assembly seat and Kanti Sodha from Anand assembly seat for violating poll code as they were wearing scarf with Congress’ election symbol on it when they went to vote,” BJP state unit spokesperson Harshad Patel said.
The complaint was filed before the Election Commission seeking legal action against both the candidates, Patel added. Voting is underway in one Lok Sabha constituency and nine assembly seats in Gujarat.
The by-polls were necessitated on these seats as sitting BJP MLAs resigned from their posts after winning the recent Lok Sabha elections. Maninagar assembly seat was vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he emerged victorious from Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat (Vadodara) and Uttar Pradesh (Varanasi).
Vadodara Lok Sabha seat is witnessing by-poll today as it was also vacated by Modi after he preferred Varanasi over the constituency in his home-town.