The Election Commission has issued a show cause notice to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for alleged derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Apart from this, the Election Commission has also issued a show-cause notice to Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for making ‘unverified’ statements against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The BJP had complained that Priyanka had recently made ‘false’ and ‘unverified’ statements about Prime Minister Modi at an election rally in Madhya Pradesh. Acting on BJP’s complaint, the Election Commission has asked Priyanka to clarify her statement by 8 pm on Thursday night. In its complaint to the Commission, the BJP had accused Priyanka of making ‘baseless and false’ claims that the Narendra Modi-led government has privatized public sector undertakings (PSUs).
At the same time, BJP had filed a complaint on the basis of the video posted by Aam Aadmi Party on social media. After BJP’s complaint, the Election Commission has issued a show cause notice to the Aam Aadmi Party and asked it to file its reply by 7 pm on 16 November.
A notice has been issued to the national convenor of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi and Punjab and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The BJP had on November 10 approached the Election Commission seeking action against AAP for posting ‘highly unacceptable’ and ‘immoral’ video clips and comments on the social media platform targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A BJP delegation, including Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, party’s national media in-charge and Rajya Sabha member Anil Baluni and party leader Om Pathak, approached the Election Commission on the issue.
After raising the issue with the Election Commission, Puri told reporters, “From your official handle, AAP posted a video and two other materials on ‘X’ in which they made very unacceptable, condemnable statements about the head of a democratically elected government. , have said mischievous and immoral things.”
The Union Minister said that in these posts on social media it is being said that a democratically elected leader, who is also the Prime Minister, is a salaried employee of someone. He said that this act of AAP is a new low in politics.
In a notice issued to AAP, the Election Commission said the national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party has been asked to clarify on the statements/allegations/assertions allegedly made in social media posts against a star campaigner of another national party and that political party. Has gone. The Commission has asked Kejriwal why appropriate action should not be taken against him for violating the Model Code of Conduct.
The Commission said, “In the event of no response from you within the stipulated time, it will be assumed that you have nothing to say in the matter and the Election Commission will take appropriate action or decision in the matter.”