Congress accuses EC of ‘arbitrary use of power’, claims Modi ‘flouted’ Karnataka poll’s model code of conduct
Letter to EC follows show cause notice by poll body to Congress for its '40% commission sarkara' campaign, which purportedly targeted BJP ahead of 10 May Karnataka assembly elections.
New Delhi: The Congress has accused the Election Commission(EC) of violating the Constitution by its “arbitrary” use of power and “lack of action” on the party’s complaints against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, for allegedly flouting the model code of conduct during the Karnataka election campaign.
Karnataka votes for the assembly Wednesday.
In an eight-page letter to the EC Tuesday, the Congress general secretary in-charge for Karnataka, Randeep Singh Surjewala, cited alleged instances where PM Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP national president J.P. Nadda had “brazenly and blatantly violated” the election code. Surjewala also shared the letter on Twitter.