The Congress, which earlier in the day accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of holding a roadshow in violation of the code of conduct, has written a strongly worded letter of complaint to the Election Commission for its “naked prejudice” and “failure to act against the Prime Minister and BJP leaders”.
After casting his vote in the Gujarat Assembly elections, Modi had walked a distance while waving his inked finger at the huge crowd that had gathered outside the polling booth in a school in Sabarmati.
“It is a sad letter day in India’s history for the position of Election Commission of India as an independent arbiter stands compromised,” the Congress’s letter to the EC read as it sought an FIR against PM Modi and other BJP leaders.
The party added: “Not only was the law of restriction on number of people near polling booth breached with impunity but with active complicity of the administration/police machinery/SPG, a road show was also held with BJP flags in utter disregard of poll code and the law.”
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