Congress has filed 10 complaints against Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Election Commission for alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and the party says it is the highest number of complaints faced by any Prime Minister in a Lok Sabha election.
The Election Commission has given a decision on six of these complaints so far, giving a clean chit to the Prime Minister in all the cases. Sources said in two of these cases the decision was not unanimous with one of the two election commissioners registering his verbal dissent with the matter having been decided according to the opinion of the majority.
The complaints, which cover a period from March 20 to April 30, relate to several speeches of Modi including those in Maharshtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. There is also a complaint about “illegal” roadshow in Gujarat on April 23.