The Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee wrote a letter to the Election Commission on Sunday alleging a violation of model code of conduct by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address at Chhindwara.
In its letter addressed to the Chief Election Commissioner of Madhya Pradesh, V L Kantha Rao, the Congress stated that PM Modi in his rally at Chhindwara ‘lied’ to the voters by alleging that Kamal Nath had in a video purportedly said that the party would not mind giving tickets to goons as winnability of a candidate was the most important factor, reported ANI.
Strongly denying the alleged remark, Congress lamented the use of ‘lies’ by PM Modi and questioned the basis on which he gave the statement. Congress claimed that Modi violated the model code of conduct and demanded a probe against the PM by the Election Commission.
On a campaign trail in Madhya Pradesh ahead of the elections, Modi had targetted Congress leader Kamal Nath and his claims of development. Modi took potshots at Nath by mentioning a viral video in which the Congress leader is allegedly saying that tickets would be given to a ‘winnable candidate and his character is not important’.
PM Modi in his address at Chhindwara had said, “A recent video has surfaced on the internet in which a senior Congress leader from this state is caught saying that for winning these polls, they’re ready to take support from goons and those who don’t obey the law. Such a thing is absolutely unacceptable.”
The state goes to polls on November 28 and the results will be declared on December 11.