Congress delegation meets EC, reiterates complaint against Modi and Shah

The Congress on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to take action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “moorkhon ka sardar” and Home Minister Amit Shah for “Rahu-Ketu” remarks allegedly made during poll campaigns.

A delegation of Congress leaders met top officials of the Election Commission including chief election commissioner and demanded that it should act against those responsible for violation of the model code of conduct irrespective of the post they hold.

The party also demanded that the sanctity of the silence period in Telangana be maintained.

Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said the delegation raised three issues primarily, which included the action against the prime minister and home minister for their remarks and maintaining sanctity of silence period ahead of assembly elections in Telangana, where campaigning for November 30 elections ended on Tuesday.

He also alleged that a poll officer in Pallaghat in Madhya Pradesh has flouted norms by tampering with postal ballot votes.

The Congress delegation included senior party leader Salman Khurshid, while Ajay Maken and Ajoy Kumar connected virtually at the meeting with EC officials.

“We have raised three main issues. On November 24, we had complained to the EC about serious violations of the model code by prime minister and home minister. We raised before the EC that the statements made by the prime minister and home minister were objectionable and said that the EC has taken action on similar issues in the past.