BJP leaders on Monday petitioned the Election Commission complaining Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi violated the Model Code of Conduct and demanded the withdrawal of recognition of the Indian National Congress as a National Party.
Referring to Rahuls speeches at rallies in Churu and Kherli in Rajasthan recently,the BJP alleged the Congress vice-president made certain false and baseless allegations against the members of the BJP and made communal utterances,thereby inciting communal feelings of people of different communities,with the motive of obtaining maximum number of votes for his party. The BJP demanded de-recognition of the Congress and action against Rahul for violation of the model code.
The entire tone and tenor of Sh. Gandhis speech was to incite communal hatred and tension between Hindu-Sikhs and Hindu-Muslims and make an appeal for votes in favour of Congress on the basis of communal sentiments. A conscious attempt has been made by Sh. Gandhi to mislead the public by trying to discredit the BJP by making absolutely false,baseless,unfounded allegations against the BJP and its leaders,which is also against the very spirit of the Model Code of Conduct as well as healthy democratic practices, the BJP said in its petition submitted to the Commission by senior party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and party spoke-spersons Prakash Javadekar and Nirmala Sitharaman.