24 Apr 2024

What is Election Commission doing on Congress's complaint against PM Modi's speech?

Congress has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his speech given in Banswara, Rajasthan on April 21. Congress has submittee about 16 complaints to the Election Commission regarding PM Modi's speech.

In a complaint to the Election Commission against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress has said the right course is to disqualify those "who create discord between different sections of citizens" from contesting elections. The party said this action should be taken regardless of the position the person may be holding.

Sources in the Election Commission said that complaints regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech given at a rally in Rajasthan are being investigated.

PM Modi had commented on Muslims by quoting an old speech of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. PM had allegedly referred to Muslims as 'infiltrators' and 'producing too children'.

Congress said in its memorandum, "The only way to adhere to the principle of zero tolerance for the use of corrupt practices is to disqualify those who create discord between different sections of citizens from contesting elections whatever may be the position of that candidate."

The Marxist Communist Party has termed PM Modi's speech in Banswara, Rajasthan as inflammatory.

Party President Sitaram Yechury has also written a letter to the Election Commission in this matter, demanding "action against BJP leader Narendra Modi for giving provocative speech".

The parties included in the India Alliance have also appealed to the common citizens to write to the Election Commission regarding this matter.

On Monday, the Election Commission had refused to comment on this matter.

However, Election Commission sources said that the EC have received a complaint regarding Prime Minister Modi's speech and the Commission is investigating the matter.

On Monday, Congress had knocked on the door of Election Commission regarding this matter and demanded action against PM Modi. Congress had said that the Prime Minister was using religion and religious symbols with the intention of creating enmity among the people.

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