NEW DELHI: A Delegation of senior BJP leaders, including three Cabinet ministers, called on the Election Commission of India on Thursday to refute Congress allegations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi violated the model code of conduct after casting his vote in Ahmedabad.
The delegation included defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, minister of state for law P P Choudhary and BJP national general secretary Arun Singh.
The delegation argued that there was no violation by the PM and Congress was resorting to unwarranted allegations in views of its impending defeat in Gujarat. “Congress is making baseless allegations against a constitutional body. It is merely an excuse for the Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi, who is headed for defeat in Gujarat and ploy is to blame it on the Election Commission,” said BJP national general secretary, Bhupendra Yadav, who has been the party’s key strategist for the Gujarat assembly polls.
Choudhary said the delegation complained about the strong language Congress leaders used for the PM and also the constitutional body of Election Commission. “The language Congress used for the EC and the Prime Minister is not acceptable in parliamentary democracy and we urged the EC to refrain Congress from such tactics,” he said. BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao called out the ‘sheer pettiness’ of Congress.
“You loved it when the same ECI declared Ahmed Patel winner in RS polls. Why are you taking out your anger now on ECI for the spontaneous support to the PM? Isn’t it too much to expect ECI to act as Parivar’s Darbaris?” Rao said, “Arrogance of Nehru dynasty is on vulgar display in its frontal attack on ECI. How dare you give a notice to King Rahul? The same mentality is evident in PM being called neech, tu chai bech or CEC a puppet.
Request media not to fail in duty & object to such abuse.” The BJP said Congress should find better excuses for impending defeat. “Verbal abuse is no substitute for a massive election defeat. Leader Rahul Gandhi and his mom converted even the office of PM into a puppet for 10 years? Puppetry is your art,” Rao said.
Source : timesofindia