The Indian Express had reported that Lavasa had, on five occasions, opposed clean chits given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on charges of violating the MCC during their campaign for the Lok Sabha polls.
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The Indian Express had first reported that Lavasa had, on five occasions, opposed clean chits given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah on charges of violating the MCC during their campaign for the Lok Sabha polls.
The clean chit was given despite Lavasa’s request on file for further clarification from NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on whether the government think tank had indeed sought information from the collectors of Gondia, Wardha and Latur, and if the information was used for the PM’s visit.
The Commission’s warning comes in the wake of BJP’s complaint that AAP was distributing pamphlets in slum areas asking people to vote for the party, even if they accept money from the BJP and Congress.
As first reported by The Indian Express on May 9, Sharma, in his defence, had denied any violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) on the ground that his tweets are his personal opinion and are posted from his personal Twitter handle.
The ECI mainly has administrative functions in the preparation of electoral rolls and conduct of elections. The Commission has to exercise its powers and perform its functions under Article 324 in conformity with the provisions of Sections 9 to 11 of The Election Commission Act, 1991.
Last week, the Congress had approached the EC with an allegation that the PMO had used the NITI Aayog to collect information in advance about places where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was set to campaign.
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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.
Referring to Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s decision to also contest from Wayanad, Modi had said the party was “running away from majority-dominated areas” to “take refuge in areas where the majority is in minority”.
In the Supreme Court Monday, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who appeared for Silchar MP and Congress leader Sushmita Dev, mentioned the plea before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.